Krunal Pandya's World Cup dream, Kieron Pollard's CPL blitzkrieg and more - Cricket News Today, 25th August 2018
The action is heating up in the Quadrangular 'A' team series at Bengaluru. Australia 'A' relied on Travis Head's century and Ashton Agar's all-round contribution to overcome South Africa 'A'. At Alur, Mayank Agarwal's spectacular century powered India 'B' to a clinical triumph against India 'A'.
Meanwhile, in the Caribbean, Kieron Pollard lit up Gros Islet with a brutal knock against Guyana Amazon Warriors.
The belligerent right-hander's decimation of Devendra Bishoo propelled St Lucia Stars to a much-needed victory.
In other news, all-rounder Krunal Pandya has put forth his goal of playing in the 2019 World Cup. Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant credited his promising Test debut at Trent Bridge to a productive recent stint with India 'A'.
Here are all of today's top happenings in the cricket world.
#1 Krunal Pandya dreams of playing in 2019 World Cup
All-rounder Krunal Pandya is harbouring dreams of playing for India in the 2019 edition of the World Cup. Placing the national cap as his 'ultimate goal', he hopes to join his younger brother Hardik by consistently putting in eye-catching performances.
Krunal enthused, "My ultimate goal is to play for the country. To play for India in the World Cup and that is the next goal to be very honest. I am going tournament by tournament or you can say match by match and if I do well consistently, I'll get what I want. So obviously at the end, the ultimate aim is to play the 2019 World Cup for India. I hope the way I am going, I will achieve that as well."
Krunal is currently part of the India 'A' team in the Quadrangular 50-over tournament taking place at Bengaluru.