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India vs England: Prasidh Krishna and Krunal Pandya to debut, no place for Suryakumar Yadav in 1st ODI


Kolkata Knight Riders right-arm fast bowler Prasidh Krishna and Mumbai Indians all-rounder Krunal Pandya make their debut in the 1st ODI against England in Pune.

Right-arm fast bowler Prasidh Krishna

Right-arm fast bowler Prasidh Krishna (Courtesy of BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Prasidh Krishna has played 24 matches for KKR and taken 18 wickets
  • He has a tendency to be a little expensive with the ball as his economy rate in IPL is 9.33
  • Krunal and his brother Hardik Pandya will feature in an ODI for India for the first time

Kolkata Knight Riders right-arm fast bowler Prasidh Krishna, who recently earned a maiden call for Team India for the ODI series against England, was included in the playing XI for the first ODI in Pune. Krunal Pandya, who has played for India in T20Is has also got a maiden ODI call-up.

Krishna, the right arm pacer from Karnataka has played 48 List A games, bagging 81 wickets at an average of 23.07.

The 25-year-old has been impressive in the domestic circuit for the last 4-5 years with incredible performances in Vijay Hazare Trophy in the 2017-18 season. He was the second-highest wicket-taker (17), behind Mohammed Siraj in the season where his team Karnataka went on to take the title.

He followed it up with another successful season in 2019-20 where he once again took 17 wickets.

He was picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2018 due to his performance in Vijay Hazare Trophy and went on take 10 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 26.

He has played irregularly for the KKR franchise in the following two years and picked up a total of 18 wickets in 24 matches for the team. He has a tendency to be a little expensive though as his economy rate in IPL is 9.33



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