Piyush Chawla IPL Career

Last Modified Mar 26, 2024 23:06 IST
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Piyush Chawla is an Indian leg-spinner who has been playing in the IPL since its inception in 2008. Chawla, who was part of India's glorious 2011 World Cup winning squad, has represented four IPL teams to date. He currently plays for the Mumbai Indians and leads their spin department.

IPL Debut Year2008
RoleBowling All-rounder
IPL TeamMumbai Indians
Batting StyleLeft-Handed Batter
Bowling StyleRight-Arm Legbreak
Current Auction Price50 Lakhs
Last IPL season Runs/Wickets25/22

Piyush Chawla IPL Teams from 2008-24

Piyush Chawla started his IPL journey under Yuvraj Singh's captaincy at Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in 2008. He snared 17 wickets in the first season at an average of 22.88 to finish as the fourth-highest wicket-taker of the season behind S Sreesanth (19), Shane Warne (19) and Sohail Tanvir (21).

He picked 12 wickets apiece in the next two seasons. Although the Punjab franchise released all of its players ahead of the 2011 mega auction, Chawla's services were regained by KXIP for INR 4.14 crore in the auction.

Chawla was one of the key bowlers under Adam Gilchrist for Punjab and finished as the team's leading wicket-taker in the 2011 and 2012 seasons, picking 16 wickets each season. The leg-spinner moved to Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2014.

With 84 wickets in 87 matches in six seasons (2008-2013), Chawla still leads the charts of most wickets taken by a Punjab bowler in IPL even though he hasn't played for the franchise for close to a decade now.

The spinner accounted for 14 wickets in his first season for KKR at an average of 21.64 and an economy rate of 7.67. But the Gujarat cricketer is remembered for his finishing touches in the final against Punjab.

When KKR required 11 runs off 7 balls, Chawla pulled Mitchell Johnson for a six to bring down the equation to 5 in the last over. He later smashed a boundary against Parvinder Awana over point for four to seal KKR's victory and guide them to their second IPL title.

Chawla combined with the wily spinner Sunil Narine and prodigious Kuldeep Yadav to form a colossal spin attack. During the 2018 IPL auction, KKR used their Right-to-match card to hold back the leg-spinner. After playing six seasons for KKR from 2014 to 2019, Chawla moved to CSK to reunite with his World Cup-winning skipper MS Dhoni.

Notwithstanding his charm for KKR and Punjab, Chawla got just seven matches under Dhoni. He picked six wickets at an average of 31.38 and his economy was close to 10 that season. He was released from the CSK squad ahead of the mini-auction in 2021 and was later roped in by Mumbai Indians in the auction for INR 2.40 crore.

Chawla played the final league game against Sunrisers Hyderabad where he picked one wicket for 38 runs. He was released from the MI squad in November 2021 and went unsold in the mega auction held in February 2022. MI got back Chawla in the IPL 2023 mini-auction for INR 50 lakh and the team’s decision paid off as Chawla returned with 22 wickets in that season.

Piyush Chawla is all set to play in IPL 2024 for the Men in Blue and Gold for a salary of INR 50 lakhs.

Piyush Chawla IPL Auction Price

Piyush Chawla has been a constant pick in the IPL from its inception and has played across four IPL teams, namely Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings), Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. The leggie has been retained by the Mumbai Indians for INR 50 lakhs and will be donning the blue and gold once again in 2024.

2024INR 50 lakhMumbai Indians
2023INR 50 lakhMumbai Indians
2021INR 2.40 croreMumbai Indians
2020INR 6.75 croreChennai Super Kings
2019INR 4.20 croreKolkata Knight Riders
2018INR 4.20 croreKolkata Knight Riders
2017INR 4.25 croreKolkata Knight Riders
2016INR 4.25 croreKolkata Knight Riders
2015INR 4.25 croreKolkata Knight Riders
2014INR 4.25 croreKolkata Knight Riders
2013INR 4.14 croreKings XI Punjab
2012INR 4.14 croreKings XI Punjab
2011INR 4.14 croreKings XI Punjab
2010INR 1.60 croreKings XI Punjab
2009INR 1.60 croreKings XI Punjab
2008INR 1.60 croreKings XI Punjab

Piyush Chawla IPL Wickets Year-wise

Piyush Chawla is one of the greatest spinners to have bowled in IPL and stands third in the list of highest wicket-takers.


Piyush Chawla IPL Runs Year-wise

Piyush Chawla does not boast of a great lower-order batting record, but one of the highlights of his career has been finishing the match in the final against his former team Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) with a match-winning cameo off the last over, helping the Kolkata Knight Riders clinch the title for a second time.


Piyush Chawla IPL Records

  • Piyush Chawla is the third-highest wicket-taker of the IPL after 16 seasons of IPL as of March 2024.

  • Piyush Chawla has picked the most wickets for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in the history of the IPL (84).

  • Piyush Chawla is the third-highest wicket-taker of Kolkata Knight Riders with 71 dismissals only behind Andre Russell (90) and Sunil Narine (170).

  • Piyush Chawla conceded 47 runs in just two overs in an unwanted record against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020. He later gave 50 runs in 18 balls followed by 55 runs from four overs with one wicket.

  • Piyush Chawla has bagged three Player of the Match awards in 181 IPL matches.

  • Piyush Chawla bowled his first no-ball in the IPL while playing for KKR against Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) in IPL 2016. It was the first no-ball by the leg-spinner after bowling 386 overs in the tournament, the only long-term bowler who had not conceded a no-ball until that game.

Piyush Chawla as Bowler


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Q. When did Piyush Chawla start playing IPL?

A. Piyush Chawla started playing IPL in 2008 for the Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings).

Q. How many wickets has Piyush Chawla in the IPL?

A. Piyush Chawla has taken 179 wickets in the IPL, being the third-highest wicket-taker in the history of the IPL.

Q. Will Piyush Chawla play in IPL 2024?

A. Piyush Chawla will play in IPL 2024 for the Mumbai Indians.

Q. How many teams has Piyush Chawla played in the IPL?

A. Piyush Chawla has represented the Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings), Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.

Q. How many matches has Piyush Chawla played in the IPL?

A. Piyush Chawla has played 181 matches in the IPL so far.

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