Krunal Pandya‘s 26-ball 50 is the fastest half-century ever by a debutant in ODI cricket. Pandya achieved this milestone in his debut match against England in Mar 2021. He overtook John Morris record (35 balls) of New Zealand, who set the record also against England in 1990. This is FASTEST 50 IN A DEBUT MATCH IN ODIs. It is also the fastest ODI fifty by an Indian since 2012.
Second fasted half century by a debutant is also recorded by Indian batsman Ishan Kishan, when he scored 33 ball half century against Sri Lanka in Jul 2021.
About Krunal Pandya (from Wikipedia Page)
Krunal Himanshu Pandya is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Baroda in domestic cricket, and Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
He is an all-rounder who bats left-handed and bowls slow left-arm orthodox.
He made his international debut for the Indian cricket team in November 2018.
In 2021, he scored the fastest half-century by a cricketer on ODI debut.
In October 2018, Pandya was named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their tours against the West Indies and Australia.
He made his T20I debut for India against the West Indies on 4 November 2018, taking one wicket and scoring an unbeaten 21 runs off 9 balls.
He was selected for India Twenty20 International team against Australia and played all three matches.
In the first match he conceded 55 runs in four overs, but took 1/26 in the second T20I and won the Player of the Match award in the third match for his bowling performance of 4/36 in 4 overs.
In March 2021, he was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against England.
He made his ODI debut for India on 23 March 2021, against England, scoring 58 not out.
His fifty was the fastest on debut in an ODI match, coming from 26 balls.
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