Deepak Chahar and Krunal Pandya have been named as replacements for the injured duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Washington Sundar for the T20I series against England. While Bumrah has a fracture on his left thumb, Sundar has been sidelined due to an injury to his left ankle.
The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) on Sunday, named Deepak Chahar as replacement for the injured Jasprit Bumrah while Washington Sundar, who was also ruled out, made way for Krunal Pandya in India’s T20 squad for the upcoming series against England. On Saturday, the BCCI had announced that India’s death-over specialist Bumrah and right-arm off-spinner Sundar had been ruled out of the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series due to injuries. The 18-year-old Sundar will be missing the five-match One-day International (ODI) series as well with Axar Patel named as his replacement in the ODI side.
The T20I leg of India’s tour of England begins on July 3 at Manchester. They travel to Cardiff for the second T20I three days later and the final T20I would be on July 8 at Bristol. The ODI series against England, which consists of three matches, would begin at Nottingham on July 12. Lord’s and Leeds have been slated as the venues for the second and third ODI. Axar Patel has been included in the squad in place of injured Washington Sundar for the ODI leg of the tour to England.
The Virat Kohli-led unit will be playing three T20Is, three ODIs, and five Tests during their 75-day tour of England.
India’s squad for T20Is against England: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav
Cricket and Bollywood have always attracted each other. Be it celebs’ presence at stands, cheering for the Indian team or cricketers falling for B-town maidens, they have always been close. So after Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya and Elli Avram’s proximity was becoming the talk of the town, although they never owed up to it.
But after making a lot of noise, it seems the couple has parted ways. According to a report, they aren’t together anymore. If we believe the daily, Pandya apparently has found love in an upcoming actor. That made him call off his relationship with Elli. Well, the two had never accepted or denied their involvement with each other, so we doubt they will open up about their breakup either.
Rumours of Hardik and Elli being a couple hit the marquee when she attended the cricketer’s brother Kunal Pandya’s wedding last December. They even posed for pictures with the newly-married couple. Later, they were spotted at many places, be it ad shoots or matches. Elli was seen cheering for her beau at the stands when his Mumbai team took on Chennai at the recently concluded T-20 league match.
But a few days down the line, they seem to have decided to breakup. Elli had even started to mingle with wives of other cricketers as well but guess it wasn’t meant to be. Check out a few pictures of the two together…
We would still wait for some confirmation from the duo.
Hardik Pandya’s brother Krunal got married to Pankhuri Sharma at a star-studded ceremony in Mumbai on Wednesday.
It seems to be the wedding season for Indian cricketers. In November, it was Indian star pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar who married his fiancee Nupur Nagar at a ceremony in Meerut. In the same week, former Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan tied the knot with his fiancee, Sagarika Ghatge of “Chak De” fame, at a court ceremony. Then, came the turn of Indian skipper Virat Kohli who married his long-time girlfriend, Bollywood star Anushka Sharma in Tuscany, Italy. Now it’s Mumbai Indians allrounder Krunal Pandya, brother of Hardik Pandya, who tied the knot with his girlfriend Pankhuri Sharma at a ceremony in Mumbai on Wednesday.
The Pandya brothers have been an integral part of Mumbai Indians for the last two seasons. Hardik (24), two years Krunal’s junior, is also India’s first-choice all-rounder across all formats.
In fact, Hardik reached the Indian team hotel late on Wednesday night after his brother’s wedding and the departed for the South Africa tour where India play three Tests, six ODIs and three T20 Internationals.
Cricketer Krunal Pandya is all set to marry girlfriend Pankhuri Sharma on December 27 and the all-rounder has posted adorable pre-wedding pictures on his Instagram account.
He wrote, “Can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with her! Ecstatic • Blessed • Thankful.” Krunal has become a good household name in the Indian Premier League for his franchise side Mumbai Indians. Krunal is the elder brother of India all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
Here is Pandya’s cricket-themed pre-wedding photoshoot:
Krunal met Pankhuri at a common gathering two years ago and the two eventually started dating. ” “She is a friend of my friend. We met at a common gathering two years ago and developed a liking for each other. We both are of same age and get along a lot. What I like about her is her simplicity and supportive nature,” he told in November.
Krunal was part of the Mumbai Indians team that won this year’s IPL title. He was awarded man-of-the-match in the final for his 38-ball 47 against Rising Pune Supergiant – a match Mumbai won by one run.
“Well, I proposed her for marriage after our team Mumbai Indians became champions in the IPL this year. I was awarded man of the match in the finals and I thought it was the right time,” he said.
Krunal Pandya had earlier said that he would tie the knot with Pankhuri in December. “We will marry in a ceremony attended by family members and close relatives. On the same evening, a reception will be organized. I am very happy that I am marrying a girl who is more like a friend and understands me,” Krunal was quoted.
Cricket dominated the theme of the pre-wedding shoot. Krunal posted another picture on similar lines and captioned, “And Krunal gets bowled! @pankhuriisharma.”
The left-hand all-rounder Krunal Pandya considers Pankhuri as his “ultimate guide” and the Mumbai Indians player didn’t hesitate to post this on social media as he wrote, “My Ultimate Guide @pankhuriisharma.”
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