One-half of the beloved Pandya brothers, Krunal got his first taste of cricket at Kiran More’s academy in Vadodara. His ability to hit big sixes made him popular in his town and soon had scouts buzzing around him. Being a left-handed all-rounder, Krunal Pandya has delivered whenever called upon. Be it with the bat or the ball; he always gives it his all.
He first turned heads with his performance for Baroda in the 2016-17 Ranji trophy. In the first few months, he was the leading scorer and wicket-taker for his team. He scored 366 runs and took 11 wickets in the first eight matches of the 2016-17 Vijay Hazare Trophy. This led to his call up to the India A side.
|Date of Birth||24 March 1991|
|Height||6 feet 2 inches|
|Playing Role||Left-hand all-rounder|
A slow left-arm bowler and a hard-hitting lower-order batsman, Krunal Pandya is the man to come on right before the tail to swing his bat. His ability to score big in crunch situations makes him a cricket player every team wishes to have. Given the talent he possesses, he could have an extended run in the national team and solve the number six issue.
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In October 2018, he got his first call up to the national team as he was named in the squad for Australia and West Indies tours. He made his T20 debut against West Indies and instantly impressed with his ability to outfox rivals. He put in splendid performances in tough conditions that made the world take notice of his talents. Some prominent examples include -
It is the IPL where Pandya has given his best performances. Despite not playing a single first-class match, Mumbai Indians aggressively chased him and bought him for a remarkable INR 2 crores. Since then he hasn’t looked back, churning out incredible performances for them. The biggest highlights of his IPL career are -
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