Krunal Pandya, who received his first ODI cap for India from his brother Hardik Pandya in the team huddle before the start of the 1st ODI vs England on Tuesday, was seen becoming emotional after the moment.
Krunal is handed over his ODI debut cap by brother Hardik 🤩
Krunal later smashed the fastest fifty by an ODI debutant as India scored 317/5. In the post-innings chat, Krunal broke down in tears after he could only manage to say: “This one was for my dad.”
Krunal and Prasidh Krishna made their debuts in the first ODI against England. India won the Tests 3-1 before clinching the T20I series 3-2. In the fifth and final T20I, the Men in Blue had thoroughly outplayed England to win the game by 36 runs. India will be looking to make a winning start in the ODI series, with a few changes to their side.
Prasidh Krishna has been included in the XI following a good show in the domestic season. Krunal, on the other hand, scored two unbeaten centuries and two fifties for Baroda in the domestic 50-over tournament. The 29-year old has already represented India in a total of 18 T20Is after making his debut in 2018.
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Kohli said at the toss: “KL will bat at 5 and keep. Top four are Rohit, Shikhar, myself and Sheryas. Hardik bats at 6, Krunal at 7. Shardul 8, Bhuvi at 9, Prasidh and Kuldeep complete.”