Krunal Pandya help Broda beat Punjab in the Vijay Hazare trophy (New Delhi)
In the last IPL season (2016) he was picked up by Mumbai Indians, where he showed his power hitting 86 runs in 37 delivers when played against Delhi Daredevils. The all-rounder currently in the team of Mumbai Indians is an elder brother of Hardik Pandya who has already represented India in T 20s. The 25 years old player has shown immense batting in IPL 2016 fashioned with unique batting style. Kunal Pandy left-arm spinner, who plays regular feature games for Baroda domestic cricket.
During the match held on Tuesday 28th Feb 2017, Kunal Panday scored a total of 79 with 9 boundaries in 100 deliveries. He offered a good company to Aditya Waghmod(opener) with the stand of 102 runs scored together. Although with the powerful bowling attack by Sandeep Sharma and Siddharth Kaul from Punjab, he proves to be the gem of batsman from Baroda. With the terrific performance in the field, he takes his team at match winning score of 249 runs.
This performance will go a long way in upcoming IPL season. This time he has been retained by Mumbai Indians. Although with the injury that stop him from playing for Ranji Season. Krunal is only concentrating playing one match at a time after 4 months of come back. The injury is the main reason comes in way of Krunal’s fledgling career. He wants to regain his fitness at NCA in Bangalore.
Although Hardik was retained out of 15 member test squad against Australia to play Vijay Hazare Trophy. On Tuesday the player said in Snap Chat “Thank you Delhi… off to Bangalore” which shows he would be joining India’s Test squad ahead of the second Test.