Krunal Pandya to return India after sustaining groin injury in One Day Cup
Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya will be returning to India after sustaining an injury while playing for Warwickshire against Nottinghamshire in the One Day Cup.
Following a diagnosis for the groin injury he got during the game, he will depart for India. The all-rounder sustained the injury while batting and was unable to participate in Sunday’s victory over Durham or return to the field for the second innings.
Pandya is expected to miss three weeks after consulting with doctors, which would prevent him from being selected should the Bears advance to the knockout rounds.
Paul Farbrace, Director of Cricket, said in a statement: “It is frustrating to lose Krunal for the remainder of the tournament, but he leaves the club with our very best wishes.”
“Krunal was an excellent role model around the group and I am sure the younger members of the squad will have learnt a lot from him on and off the pitch.”
All the best, @krunalpandya24. 🤝
— Warwickshire CCC 🏏 (@WarwickshireCCC) August 22, 2022
“Due to the short turnaround, we won’t be signing a replacement. However, I am incredibly excited to see our squad build on Sunday’s excellent win over Durham.”
Pandya has featured in five games for Warwickshire so far this One Day Cup season. And has had a strong campaign. Pandya has 134 runs scored at an average of 33.50 in four innings. His 74 versus Surrey is the team’s greatest individual score for him.
He has nine wickets under his belt for the team. With his finest bowling performance coming against Sussex with scores of 3/51.
The signing of all-rounder Krunal Pandya, an international for India, by Warwickshire County Cricket Club for the entire 2022 Royal London Cup season was announced on July 1.
The 31-year-old left-arm spinner and batsman made his ODI debut against England in 2021. After scoring a half-century in the quickest time ever for a rookie in ODI cricket (26 balls).
Pandya has so far played for India in five ODIs and 19 T20 Internationals.
The all-rounder has frequently played for Mumbai Indians and, more recently, Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL.