New Delhi: When Team India was announced for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on 8 September, no one was surprised to see the name of Hardik Pandya, but his elder brother. Krunal Pandya was not given a place in the Indian squad.
IPL’s ‘brotherhood’ will not be seen in T20 WC
Krunal Pandya plays in the team of 5-time IPL champion Mumbai Indians along with his younger brother Hardik Pandya. Both are top-level all-rounders, but the BCCI did not trust Krunal regarding the T20 World Cup 2021.
These 5 players cut the leaf
Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, as spinners in the 15-man squad of Team India for the T20 World Cup 2021 Bet has been played on Rahul Chahar and Varun Chakravarthy.
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Krunal’s T20 International career
Krunal Pandya has played 19 T20 Internationals so far in which he has taken 15 wickets at an average of 36.93 and economy rate of 8.10, during which 4/36 was his best bowling figure. Talking about batting, Krunal has scored a total of 126 runs at an average of 24.80 and strike rate of 130.52.
Krunal’s IPL Career
Krunal Pandya has played 78 matches in the IPL so far in which he has taken 49 wickets at an average of 33.38 and an economy rate of 7.28. In batting, he scored 1,100 runs at an average of 23.91 and a strike rate of 141.38. During this his highest personal score was 86 runs.
Krunal will have to wait
Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja got the benefit of experience, both of them are good all-rounders. At the same time, the team is thinking about the future regarding Axar Patel, Rahul Chahar. Varun Chakraborty has variety in his bowling, so he is different from others. In such a situation, Krunal Pandya should prepare further because there is no dearth of talent in him.
Indian team for T20 world cup
Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma (vice captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakraborty, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami.
Stan by: Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar
Coach: Ravi Shastri.
Mentor: MS Dhoni.