IPL 2021: Suryakumar Yadav And The Pandya Brothers Join Mumbai Indians' Squad In Mumbai

IPL 2021: Suryakumar Yadav And The Pandya Brothers Join Mumbai Indians’ Squad In Mumbai

Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya
Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya. Image-Twitter.

After shining in the white-ball leg against England and playing an integral role in India’s victory, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, and Suryakumar Yadav joined the Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2021. With the Indian team enjoying a fitting end to their home season by beating England across formats, all the players have turned their concentration towards the tournament starting on April 9th. Suryakumar Yadav and the Pandya brothers arrived in Mumbai for IPL 2021.

Suryakumar Yadav made his much-awaited international debut in the T20 series against England and played his first innings in the fourth game. The elegant right-handed batsman hit 57 off 31 balls and earned the man of the match, followed by 32 from 17 deliveries in the fifth as India piled 224 to record a series victory. Yadav could not play in the ODI series; however, he saved some valuable runs while acting as a substitute fielder.

Suryakumar Yadav, Michael Vaughan
Suryakumar Yadav [Image-BCCI]
Krunal Pandya made his ODI debut in the first game and hit a blazing fifty alongside picking a wicket to play an instrumental role in the victory. As for Hardik Pandya, he made compelling contributions in all facets in the shortest format and 50-over cricket. Mumbai Indians, for whom all three cricketers are invaluable, took to its official Twitter handle and posted a video of them joining the squad.

Mumbai Indians to play the first match of IPL 2021 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mumbai Indians, who claimed their fifth title in 2020, will start as defending champions for the second time and clash in the season opener against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai. Suryakumar Yadav said that it was an incredibly proud moment for him to play for India as it was fantastic to be part of an amazing unit. The 30-year old looks forward to doing his best for the Mumbai Indians next.

“First, really happy and very proud to represent India. It was always my dream to play for the country. It feels great and I was really happy to be part of such an amazing unit. And now, that role is over and I am back to my Mumbai Indians family. Looking forward to the unbelievable times ahead,” Yadav said in the video.

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