T20 Big Bash League: Unmukt Chand takes US route for T20 Big Bash League

The batsman, who retired as an Indian domestic player in August and left to play in the US, will become the first male Indian to join the BBL.

Unmukt Chand is not really missing the winter sun of Delhi. The batsman looks forward to the Australian summer as he prepares to play for Melbourne Renegades in the T20 Big Bash League (BBL), starting December 5.

The former Delhi batsman, who captained India’s victorious Under-19 World Cup team in 2012, said the time of a sliding cricket career in India took a long flight after announcing his retirement in August, with hopes of a professional career in the US. Wings will After signing a three-year deal with Major League Cricket.

Currently based in San Francisco, Chand will soon leave for Australia, becoming the first Indian male cricketer to play in that country’s franchise T20 league. The opportunity opened up for the 28-year-old as he no longer plays domestic cricket in India.

Chand, who scored an unbeaten 111 against Australia in the Under-19 final, could not make the next big move to play for India due to his first-class career (67 matches, 3,379 runs, average 31.57). His white-ball career gave early promise, but his lack of consistency meant that his IPL career did not take off as well. Chand held the Delhi and District Association responsible.

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