Krunal Pandya set to be selected for the national side, reveals a senior BCCI official
India is set to travel to Ireland and England in the month of July.
Updated - May 7, 2018 11:52 am
Mumbai Indians all-rounder Krunal Pandya has shown great consistency in the ongoing Indian Premier League with the bat as well as the ball. As per a report, the 27-year old all-rounder is a likely selection in the national side for the tour of Ireland and England where India will play 5 T20Is.
As per a senior BCCI official who spoke to Times of India said that the way Pandya has improved, he will be in the side. “Expect Pandya to be part of India’s T20 team, the way he’s been going about with his game,” the senior BCCI official told. As per the report, Krunal will also feature for India A who will travel to England for a tri-series where the opponents will be England Lions and Windies A. They will also play an unofficial Test match against England Lions.
India is set to travel to Ireland and England in the month of July where they will face Ireland in a 2-match T20I series while they will take on the English side in a 3-match series. Krunal is known for his big hitting and has been very impressive for the Mumbai Indians with his spin bowling as well. Against Kolkata Knight Riders, the Gujarat-born player defended 23 runs and won the game for his side. Notably, Krunal had joined India A earlier as well when he travelled with them for a tri-series involving South Africa A and Afghanistan A.
During the IPL auction earlier in the year, Krunal was brought back by the Mumbai Indians side who used the Right to Match (RTM) option after Royal Challengers Bangalore were ready to give him a whopping 8.8 crore. Pandya has been a very crucial member of the MI side. In the last year’s final, Krunal’s 47-run innings had helped Mumbai post a respectable total which they eventually defended to lift the trophy for the 3rd time.
Younger brother Hardik Pandya has been part of the side in all formats for India. It will be interesting to see the duo in the middle with the Indian jersey.