All- Rounder Krunal Pandya has sealed the deal to play in Royal London Cup 2022

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All-rounder Krunal Pandya, formerly of the Lucknow Super Giants and India, has signed to represent Warwickshire in the 2022 Royal London Cup. The deal was sealed by the team on Friday (July 1).

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The 31-year-old left-arm spinner and batsman made his ODI debut against England in 2021, scoring a half-century in the shortest amount of time ever for a rookie in ODI cricket (26 balls). Krunal, the elder brother of the renowned all-arounder Hardik Pandya, has participated in 76 List A games, featuring 19 T20Is, five ODIs, and accumulating 2,231 runs and 89 wickets. Pandya has already played for India in five ODIs and 19 IT20s. A prolific participant in the IPL, the all-rounder has featured for Mumbai Indians and, more recently, Lucknow Super Giants.

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“Krunal is an incredible signing for the club, and I’m delighted to welcome him to Edgbaston. Krunal will bring a wealth of international experience to a team that will be desperate to do well,” Director of Cricket, Paul Farbrace quoted the same in a media statement.

“Due to our impressive T20 performances, we will lose players to The Hundred, but that’s always going to happen to successful teams. The opportunity to add a world-renowned all-rounder to an exciting group is fantastic.”- Paul Farbrace further added.

Krunal Pandya is an experienced player who has never failed to show his expertise in the game for both the Indian team as well as the IPL Franchises that he has played for. Mumbai Indians have won multiple IPL Trophies under his classic bowling spell. Even his contribution in the latest edition of IPL for the Lucknow Super Giants was highly praiseworthy. Krunal was even appraised as a “world-renowned all-rounder” by the Director Of Cricket.

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Pandya stated “I’m extremely excited to get the opportunity to play county cricket and to join such a history Club as Warwickshire.

“Edgbaston is a special place to play cricket and I can’t wait to call it my home. I hope I can play my part in a successful 50-over campaign with the Club and I am looking forward to meeting my teammates”.

“I would like to extend my gratitude to both Warwickshire County cricket club and the BCCI for this opportunity.”

In the Royal London Tournament this summer, Warwickshire will engage in eight group stage games, notably four at home in Edgbaston. The knockout stages are accessible to the top three counties at the culmination of the group stage.

 

 

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