Mumbai Indians’ all-rounder Krunal Pandya might be a regular fixture in the Mumbai Indians’ line-up; however, is a new entry in the Indian team. Krunal Pandya has donned the Indian clours in a handful of T20 internationals but has delivered impactful performances. The 29-year old aims to make a comeback to the Indian team, having last played in November 2019.
Krunal Pandya has been impactful for the Mumbai Indians in the current edition of IPL. In eight matches, he only has five wickets; however, has maintained an economy rate of 7.81, curbing runs even during the powerplay. The left-arm spinner, who is one of the three genuine all-rounders in the outfit, also played a vital cameo against the SunRisers Hyderabad that propelled his side to a winning total.
Krunal Pandya pointed out that he wants to make a comeback into the Indian side since he has played about 18 games in a year. The Ahmedabad-born all-rounder reminded he had received man of the match awards in Australia, New Zealand, and the West Indies. Keeping his current form in mind in the IPL, he should have a spot in the national team.
“I want to make a comeback to the Indian side I’ve played 18 games in about a year. And I did quite well. I got MoM in New Zealand, in Australia and got the Man of the Series against West Indies. In batting also, I was quite happy with whatever I had done while playing for India. The way the season is going, I’m looking forward to making a comeback,” Pandya told Times Now.
“T20 is all about impactful performances” : Krunal Pandya
The spin-bowling all-rounder highlighted that T20 cricket is not about amassing those mammoth totals and more impactful performances. An over by a bowler or a batsman playing six balls well could largely turn the game on its head.
“It’s not about wickets only. Sometimes if you bowl 2 overs for 12 runs in T20s, that is gold. I have never thought about scoring those big runs. T20 is all about impactful performances. If you bowl 1 good over or bat six balls well then you can change the momentum of the game,” he added.