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Chaya Mughal

Chaya Mughal
Personal information
Full name
Chaya Mughal
Born (1986-06-20) 20 June 1986 (age 37)
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 1)7 July 2018 v Netherlands
Last T20I26 September 2023 v Namibia
Career statistics
Competition WT20I
Matches 48
Runs scored 430
Batting average 13.43
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 36
Balls bowled 844
Wickets 31
Bowling average 19.51
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 3/4
Catches/stumpings 16/4
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 05 October 2023

Chaya Mughal (born 20 June 1986) is an Indian-born former cricketer who played for the United Arab Emirates national cricket team.[1]

Personal life

Mughal grew up in Jammu and Kashmir. She moved to the UAE in 2009 and is a schoolteacher by profession. As of January 2022 she taught at the Ambassador School in Dubai.[2]

Cricket career

Before moving to the UAE, Mughal represented Jammu and Kashmir state in Indian domestic cricket.[2] In July 2018, she was named in the UAE squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament.[3] She made her WT20I debut against Netherlands on 7 July 2018.[1]

Mughal captained UAE at the 2021 ICC Women's T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier, with her team emerging undefeated to progress to the 2022 ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier.[4] She retained the captaincy for the qualifier which the UAE hosted in September 2022.[5] In October 2022, she captained UAE team in Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup. In September 2023, it was announced that Mughal would retire from international cricket after captaining the UAE in the first match of a T20I series against Namibia.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Chaya Mughal". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b Bhattacharyya, Gautam (5 January 2022). "Meet Chaya Mughal: from Jammu & Kashmir to UAE women's cricket captain". Gulf News.
  3. ^ "ICC announces umpire and referee appointments for ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier 2018". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  4. ^ "'A star is born': Meet Chaya Mughal, a teacher from Jammu and Kashmir who leads UAE national women's cricket team". The Kashmir Monitor. 22 December 2021. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  5. ^ "ECB announces team to represent UAE at upcoming T20I Women's quadrangular". Emirates Cricket Board. Retrieved 9 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Chaya Mughal to retire after first T20I against Namibia". Emirates Cricket Board. Retrieved 23 September 2023.

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