Unmukt Chand has signed: will fly to Australia later this month for the competition and will be available for the duration. In August of this year, the 28-year-old ended his playing career in India.
Unmukt Chand is set to make history as the first Indian player to play in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL), after the 2018/19 champion Melbourne Renegades announced his signing on Thursday. In August of this year, the former India under-19 captain withdrew from Indian cricket and has since played league cricket in the United States.
“I’m very excited,” Chand said. “It’s amazing to be a part of the Melbourne Renegades family.”
Unmukt Chand has signed: “I’ve always been a fan of the Big Bash, and this is a fantastic opportunity for me to come and play some terrific cricket.” I’m incredibly excited to get to Melbourne and start working.
“It’s always been a pleasure for me to perform in Australia. I’ve never visited Melbourne before… I’m sure there are a lot of Indians in Melbourne, so it’ll be fun, and I’m hoping for good attendance at the games.
“I’ve always wanted to play in leagues like this, and it’s fantastic that I now have the chance to represent the Renegades in the Big Bash, so it’s a big deal for me.” I’m looking forward to helping out as much as I can on the field. “I’m going to give it my all.”
Chand never played for India at the senior level, but he did play in the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he scored 300 runs at a strike rate of 100.00 and an average of 15.00. Therefore, He played for the Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, and Rajasthan Royals, among other teams. Chand led India to victory in the 2012 Under-19 World Cup, striking a century in the final against Australia.