Krunal Pandya, the Indian all-rounder, has signed with Warwickshire County Cricket Club for the upcoming season of Royal London Cup.
A regular in the Indian Premier league, having played for Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants, Krunal has represented India in 19 T20I and five ODIs. He has also featured in 76 List A matches, scoring 2,231 runs at an average of 37 alongside taking 89 wickets. In his debut ODI against England, he stroked the fastest half-century (26 balls) by a debutant
Speaking of the signing, Pandya said: “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 team mates.
“I would like to extend my gratitude to both Warwickshire County cricket club and the BCCI for this opportunity.”
Paul Farbrace, Warwickshire’s director of Cricket, added: “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.
“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.”
Warwickshire will play eight group-stages matches in the 2022 season of the Royal London Cup competition, which is set to take place from August 2 to 23.