India vs England 1st ODI: All-rounder Krunal Pandya goes emotional as he received his One Day International cap from his younger brother Hardik Pandya in the opener of the three games ODI series against England.
Both the debutant players were included in India’s ODI squad against England after a series of blistering performances in the domestic circuits lately. Krunal Pandya smacked two unbeaten centuries and as many half-centuries in the recent 50 overs Vijay Hazare Trophy for Baroda.
The 29-years old cricketer got his T20I cap back in 2018 and till now has played 18 T20 International fixtures for India.
Kohli said at the toss: “KL will bat at 5 and keep. Top four are Rohit, Shikhar, myself and Shreyas. Hardik bats at 6, Krunal at 7. Shardul 8, Bhuvi at 9, Prasidh and Kuldeep complete.”
The left-handed batsman was handed his ODI cap by his brother Hardik Pandya earlier today before the game.
Pandya brother’s lost their father recently and it was an immediate shock for the brothers. Krunal Pandya was seen dedicating his cap to his late father.
Prior to the ODI series, India washed England in the Test and T20I series. After a poor show in the opener of both the series, the hosts made a commendable comeback and won the series.
India and England will play the other two remaining ODIs in Pune on 26th and 28th March. This will be the end of the England tour to India.