Krunal has decided to follow in the footsteps of Washington Sundar. Sundar will also play in the county to get back in form. He has signed with Lancashire.
Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya will play for England’s county side Warwickshire. He has decided to play in the Royal London Cup ODI Championship to return to form. The tournament will be played from August 2 to 23. Krunal has decided to follow in the footsteps of Washington Sundar. Sundar will also play in the county to get back in form. He has signed with Lancashire.
India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya’s elder brother Krunal has played five ODIs and 19 T20 matches so far. He has 2231 runs and 89 wickets in 76 List A matches. Warwickshire Director of Cricket Paul Farbrace said: “Krunal will be a great player for the club. I am delighted to welcome him to Edgbaston. Krunal will bring a wealth of international experience to a team that will be desperate to do well.”
The 31-year-old left-arm spinner and left-handed batsman made his ODI debut against England in 2021. In that match, he scored a half-century off 26 balls. Krunal became the player to score the fastest fifty in the debut match in ODIs. Farbrace described Kunal as the world’s famous all-rounder. Krunal has won the trophy for Mumbai Indians in IPL. In the last season, he represented Lucknow Supergiants.
In his statement, Krunal said, “I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to play county cricket and join a club like Warwickshire. Edgbaston is a special place to play cricket and I can’t wait to call it my home. Hope I can play my part in a successful 50-over campaign with the club and I look forward to meeting my team-mates.”
“I would like to express my gratitude to both Warwickshire County Cricket Club and BCCI for this opportunity,” Krunal said. Warwickshire will play eight group-stage matches in the Royal London Cup competition. Of these, four will be at home ground in Edgbaston. The top three teams at the end of the group stage will advance to the knockouts.