Pandya brothers to play in TNCA league

Sportstar has learnt from reliable sources that Swaraj, a team that is sponsored by Take Solutions, will have the services of Hardik and Krunal Pandya as it strives to qualify for the first division.

Hardik (left) and Krunal Pandya play for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL and represent Baroda at the domestic level.   -  Vivek Bendre

Swaraj CC, a second division club in the TNCA, will be signing the Pandya Brothers, Hardik and Krunal, for the coming season.

Sportstar has learnt from reliable sources that Swaraj, a team that is sponsored by Take Solutions, will have the services of the all-round duo as it strives to qualify for the first division.

Each club is allowed to field two outstation cricketers. Swaraj’s move is also reflective of the increasing competition for a place in the first division league.

The 22-year-old Hardik, who has represented India in 16 Twenty20 internationals, is a lively pacer and a hard-hitting batsman. He first caught attention during the IPL in which he represented Mumbai Indians.

Older brother, Krunal, 25, is a useful left-arm spinner and a strokeful southpaw. He had a good season with the Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Both the brothers turn out for Baroda in domestic cricket.

Take Solutions, which is maintaining Swaraj, also owns a franchise in the Tamil Nadu Premier League.