Piyush Chawla (born 24 December 1988) is an Indian cricketer who has played for the India national cricket team. He has also played for the India under-19 team and the Central Zone.
|Full name||Piyush Chawla|
|Born||24 December 1988 (age 33)
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Bowling||Right-arm leg break|
|National side||India (2006–2012)|
|Test debut (cap 255)||9 March 2006 v England|
|Last Test||13 December 2012 v England|
|ODI debut (cap 167)||12 May 2007 v Bangladesh|
|Last ODI||9 March 2011 v Netherlands|
|ODI shirt no.||11|
|Domestic team information|
|2008–2013||Kings XI Punjab|
|2008–2013||Uttar Pradesh Cricket Team (squad no. 11)|
|2014–2019||Kolkata Knight Riders (squad no. 11)|
|2020||Chennai Super Kings|
Chawla first played for India U-19 against the England U-19 team in 2004–05, claiming 13 wickets from two Under-19 Tests at a bowling average of just above 12. He also played in the 2005–06 home series against Australia U-19, where they won the five-match limited overs series 4–1, taking eight wickets.
He played his first ODI with India on 12 May 2007, against Bangladesh. His debut was highly successful, with him taking 3 wickets. In the second ODI with Ireland, he was equally impressive with three wickets.
Chawla was selected for 2010 ICC World Twenty20 in West Indies. He was also a member of the ICC Cricket World Cup-winning Indian squad in 2011.
He was the leading wicket-taker for Gujarat in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, with 32 dismissals in six matches. He was also the leading wicket-taker for Gujarat in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with sixteen dismissals in eight matches.
Chawla played in the IPL for the Kings XI Punjab team from 2008 to 2013. He has had a successful time at Punjab. After IPL 4 he had taken 57 in 55 matches and only 5 players had better record at the time. He was sold for US$900,000 to KXIP in 4th Edition of IPL.
On 12 February 2014, Chawla was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 425 lac in IPL 7 auction. In January 2018, he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2018 IPL auction. In the 2020 IPL auction, he was bought by the Chennai Super Kings ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League. In February 2021, Chawla was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League.
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