Former India’s U19 winning captain Unmukt Chand announced his retirement for India in early August 2022. The 29-year-old has represented Delhi and Uttarakhand in Indian domestic cricket tournaments.
He previously led Indian under-19 team to the U-19 Cricket World Cup victory in 2012. It is also worth mentioning here that he was also the first skipper to win U-19 World Cup in Australia.
Not long ago, he shifted his base to the USA after striking a three-year agreement with Major League Cricket. Moreover, he also led Silicon Valley to title glory in the Minor League Cricket.
He was also the first captain to win U-19 World Cup in Australia. He hit an unbeaten 111 in the final against Australia in Townsville. Moreover, he drew plaudits from across quarters for his performances.
Notably, the 29-year-old New Delhi-born cricketer earned the praise of Australian great Greg Chappell. He aggregated 499 runs during his first spell with the Delhi U-19 team.
Chand hit 2 centuries and a solitary fifty. His impressive performance saw him become the skipper of the Delhi U-19 team and the North Zone U-19 team.
Unmukt Chand To Play For Chattogram Challengers In Bangladesh Premier League
Meanwhile, Unmukt Chand is all set to ply his trade for Chattogram Challengers in the upcoming edition of Bangladesh Premier League. Just a week ago, he had registered for the BPL draft.
Moreover, he also added that he was pretty much thrilled to take part in the championship. The 29-year-old cricketer was purchased by Chattogram Challengers in the players’ draft for the 2023 edition on September 23 (Wednesday).
Earlier this year, he scripted history by becoming the first male Indian cricketer to feature in Australia’s premier T20 competition, BBL.
Talking about Chand’s work in initial years of his career, he was the captain of the India Under-19 cricket team. He led India for the quadrangular series that featured Sri Lanka, West Indies and Australia.
Chand hammered an unbeaten 122 against Sri Lankan cricket team. He continued his rich form scoring 2 fifties against Australia and West Indies respectively.
The Delhi-born cricketer ended the tournament with 336 runs from 7 games, just 1 run behind Australia’s Cam Bancroft.