Yuzvendra Chahal represented India as a chess player at junior levels before he debuted as a Haryana cricketer. His first-class debut was in 2011, but he already made an impression as a strong leg spinner earlier. In 2009, playing at the National Under-19, he finished with 34 wickets as the highest wicket taker of the season. In 2011, he was selected by Mumbai Indians, but could not debut. He was selected in the following Champion's League T20. It was his first appearance being featured alongside the XI squad. He was among the match winning players delivering ingenious spell to finish with the figures 3-0-9-2.
In IPL, Chahal took better wickets for Royal Challenger Bangalore. In both season 2015 and 2016, he emerged as the top wicket-take of the team. After his excellent showdown in IPL 2015, he received the debut ODI and T20 International on the tour to Zimbabwe in June 2016. In the second ODI match, the Chahal removed three wickets for 25 runs. India won the match by 8 wickets. He was awarded as the first International Player of the Match for his stance.
Later in January 2017, he played the second series alongside India. It was against England, where he proved his worth taking down 6 wickets for 25 runs in the Bangalore match. He was the crucial player for India to achieve the figures 8 for 8. It was the third best bowling figure in T20 history at the time. The bowler nick a couple of records onto his name as a leg spinner in the tournament. Chahal is the first leg spinner to knock up five wickets and six wickets in T20. He is also the leg spinner with best bowling figures in T20 until the match.