U19 CWC LIVE

In focus

Latest news

Stars in their eyes, young guns embark on journey of hope - Cricket News
Features and Specials,26 January 2016

Stars in their eyes, young guns embark on journey of hope

Tweet

What are your thoughts on this article?

icctravel.net

The sky is the limit for Unmukt Chand

India’s captain in ICC U19 World Cup 2012 has performed well on the field, and written a memoir off it

The sky is the limit for Unmukt Chand - Cricket News
Unmukt Chand's biggest moment came when he led India U19 to the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup title in 2012.
Unmukt Chand made his Ranji Trophy debut for Delhi as a 17-year-old, and in just his fourth first-class match, he hit 151 against Railways in December 2010. Less than a year later, he captained the India Under-19 side.  His steady rise also earned him an Indian Premier League contract with Delhi Daredevils in 2011.
 
A right-hand opening batsman, Chand’s biggest moment came when he led the India Under-19 side to victory in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2012, hitting 111 not out in the final to earn the Man of the Match award in a six-wicket win against Australia, the defending champion. Chand ended with 246 runs in six matches in the tournament. It capped an impressive campaign for the Indian Under-19 side under Chand, who had made it a habit to deliver on the big stage with centuries in the finals of three Under-19 tournaments, including the World Cup.
 
Chand graduated to senior cricket rapidly, becoming a regular in the Delhi side across formats and hitting another century in a big final, with 116 for Delhi in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2012-13, India’s domestic 50-over competition.
 
Off the field, Chand’s habit of maintaining detailed diaries led to a book recollecting the Under-19 World Cup triumph. The book, titled “The Sky is the Limit” was launched at a function with Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar and hit the stands in November 2013.

Share this article

Similar Articles