Unmukt Chand becomes first Indian man to play in Big Bash League


Australia: Former U-19 World Cup-winning captain Unmukt Chand on Tuesday became the first Indian male cricketer to play in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL). The right-handed batter made his debut for Melbourne Renegades against Hobart Hurricanes.


Chand, 28, had called time on his playing career in India last year. He represented three IPL franchises – Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, and Rajasthan Royals – and had a domestic career spanning more than a decade, including 67 first-class matches.

Chand burst onto the international stage as a teenager in the 2012 ICC U19 World Cup – played in Australia.

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