Krunal Pandya IPL Career

Last Modified Apr 4, 2024 13:39 IST
Krunal Pandya IPL Career
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Left-handed all-rounder Krunal Pandya, who is also the elder brother of Indian player Hardik Pandya, started his IPL career for Mumbai Indians in 2016 and soon became a key part of the team. After being released by the franchise in the 2022 mega auction, he was included by the newly formed Lucknow Supergiants, and to date, Krunal has been seen playing only with these two teams.

33-year-old Krunal Pandya was born on 24 March 1991 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Krunal Pandya, who shifted to Baroda for cricket, made his debut for Baroda in the 2016–17 Ranji season. In the same year, Krunal was bought by one of the most successful IPL teams for INR 2 crore.

The Lucknow Supergiant all-rounder played his first T20 International for the Indian team in 2018 against the West Indies, just two years after his IPL debut.


IPL Debut Year2016
RoleAll-Rounder
IPL TeamLSG
Batting StyleLeft-Handed Batter
Bowling StyleLeft-Arm Orthodox
NationalityIndian
Current Auction PriceINR 8.25 Cr
Last IPL Season Runs/Wickets188/9


Krunal Pandya IPL teams from 2016-2024

Krunal Pandya IPL Career
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Since his debut in 2016, Krunal has been seen only in two jerseys which are Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Supergiants. He started his IPL journey with MI and spent six years with the team until he was released before the mega auction in 2022.

Lucknow Super Giants, which was one of the two new teams that were going to participate for the first time in 2022 added Krunal Pandya to their squad. He soon became the deputy of the skipper KL Rahul. He is playing a vital role in the team in the IPL 2024.


Year Team
2016Mumbai Indians
2017Mumbai Indians
2018Mumbai Indians
2019Mumbai Indians
2020Mumbai Indians
2021Mumbai Indians
2022Lucknow Supergiants
2023Lucknow Supergiants
2024Lucknow Supergiants

Krunal Pandya IPL Runs Year-Wise

Krunal Pandya IPL Career
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A year after his brother made his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians, Krunal Pandya joined him on the back of some stellar numbers for Baroda in domestic cricket. Krunal smashed 237 runs in nine innings at an average of 39.5 and a strike rate of 191.12 in his maiden IPL season.

Krunal has scored 1326 runs in 85 IPL innings with a strike rate of 136.7, including his best score of 86 off 37 balls against Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) in IPL 2016.


Year MatchNO100s50sHSRunsAVGSRCT
2016123018623739.50191.132
2017134004724334.71135.752
20181430041*22822.80145.229
2019164004218316.64122.005
2020166003410918.17118.484
2021132003914314.30116.266
2022144004218320.33126.217
20231540049*18818.80113.948
Career114310186151721.99133.0744

Krunal Pandya IPL Wickets Year-Wise

Krunal Pandya IPL Career
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As of IPL 2023, Krunal Pandya has picked 70 wickets in 113 games at an average of 33.41 and an economy of 7.31. His best bowling figures are 3/14.

YearMatch OverRunWBBMAVGSRECN
20161231.123662/1539.3331.177.57
20171340.0273103/1427.3024.006.83
20181440.1284123/2823.6720.087.07
20191646.0335123/3427.9223.007.28
20201650.138062/2663.3350.177.57
20211333.126551/1353.0039.807.99
20221438.0265103/1926.5022.806.97
20231542.031393/1834.7828.007.45
Career114324.42370703/1433.8627.837.30

Krunal Pandya IPL Auction Price

Mumbai Indians bought Krunal Pandya for INR 2 crore in the 2016 IPL auction. A couple of years later the franchise retained him in the auction with the help of a Right to Match (RTM) card for INR 8.80 crore, which made him the most expensive uncapped purchase during that time. Mumbai Indians released Krunal ahead of the 2022 mega auction and Lucknow Super Giants was successful in the bidding war for the all-rounder as they sealed his services for INR 8.25 crore.


Year PriceTeam
2016INR 2 crore Mumbai Indians
2018INR 8.8 croreMumbai Indians
2019INR 8.8 croreMumbai Indians
2020INR 8.8 croreMumbai Indians
2021INR 8.8 croreMumbai Indians
2022INR 8.25 croreLucknow Supergiants
2023INR 8.25 croreLucknow Supergiants
2024INR 8.25 croreLucknow Supergiants


FAQs on Krunal Pandya

Krunal Pandya plays for Lucknow Supergiants in IPL 2024.

As of March 2024, Krunal Pandya is 34 years old, he was born on 24 March 1991.

As of IPL 2023, Krunal Pandya has 70 IPL wickets in 113 games. 

Lucknow Supergianst pays Krunal Pandya INR 8.25 crore per season.

Krunal Pandya first appeared in IPL in 2016 for Mumbai Indians.

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