Indian batter Unmukt Chand will characteristic within the upcoming season of Australia’s skilled franchise Twenty20 cricket competitors – the Huge Bash League (BBL).
The previous India A and India U-19 captain would be the first Indian cricketer to characteristic within the BBL. He’ll flip up for Melbourne Renegades, the membership confirmed on Thursday.
Chand, 28, introduced his retirement from Indian cricket in August this yr stating that he would discover ‘higher alternatives from around the globe’.
He represented three franchises within the Indian Premier League (IPL) – Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals – and had a home profession of greater than a decade, together with 67 first-class matches.
“I’m very excited, it’s nice to be a part of the Melbourne Renegades household,” Chand mentioned in his official assertion.
“I’ve at all times adopted the Huge Bash and it’s a terrific alternative for me to come back and play some good cricket.
“I’m actually trying ahead to coming to Melbourne and to get going. I’ve at all times loved taking part in in Australia. I haven’t been to Melbourne earlier than… I do know for a reality there are many Indians in Melbourne, so it’s going to be good, and I hope the crowds flip up for video games as nicely.
“I’ve at all times needed to play in leagues like these and it’s nice that now I’ve this chance to be representing the Renegades within the Huge Bash, so for me it’s large.
“I actually sit up for contributing as a lot as I can on the sphere. I’ll give it my finest shot.”
Chand has now shifted his base to the US of America (USA). He was just lately named ‘Participant of the Match’ as his facet, Silicon Valley Strikers, received the Minor League Cricket (MCL) title.
The best-handed batter will journey to Australia later this month and be accessible for the complete period of the event.