He was born on 26th March 1993 in New Delhi, India. He is an opener who happens to be a right-handed batsman. Unmukt Chand is best known for being the captain of the Under 19 cricket team which won the cricket World Cup in the year 2012. He even managed to score a century in the final of the tournament.
His parents are teachers by profession. He has represented the Delhi cricket team from 2010 to 2019 while he decided to play for the Uttarakhand team since 2020. He started off his IPL career by playing for the Delhi Daredevils team.
Later he even played for Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians. You would be also surprised to know that he has even ventured into commentary even though he hasn’t retired yet. He has written a book called as The Sky is the Limit about his experiences at the 2012 cricket world cup which the Indian team won.
He has also managed to win a couple of awards which are Youngster of the year by CEAT for the year 2012 and Cricketer of the year for 2011-2012 (Junior) by Castrol. Till now, he has played 48 first-class matches in which he has managed to score 2690 runs with a decent average of 35.39.
While in List A cricket, he played about 79 matches in which he scored 2796 runs with a somewhat better average of 39.38. However, in T20 cricket, he has played 59 matches scoring 1188 runs with an average of 22.
While he has bowled in first-class and List A cricket, he hasn’t yet managed to take a wicket to date. If we observe his statistics, the one thing for sure is very clear that he lacks being consistent. This is an important quality of a successful batsman which we observe in players like Virat Kohli.
Unmukt Chand IPL Debut
Unmukt Chand made his IPL debut on the 10th of April, 2011 in Delhi. If we talk about his performance in this match, then he managed to make 0 runs after facing 2 bowls. As for bowling, he wasn’t given a chance to bowl.
If we talk about the match, then Delhi Daredevils was facing Mumbai Indians. Delhi had won the toss and taken the decision to bat first. This didn’t exactly turn out to be a great decision as they scored a low total of just 95 runs.
Their top scorers were Naman Ojha (29 runs) and Venugopal Rao (26 runs). Surprisingly 5 batsmen of their team got out on 0. Mumbai Indians meanwhile managed to successfully chase the target by losing just 2 wickets.
Master Blaster was their top scorer as he scored 46 runs. He was closely followed by Rohit Sharma who contributed 27 valuable runs as well.