Full name Krishna Chandran
Born August 24, 1984, Kollengode, Kerala
Current age 32 years 151 days
Major teams United Arab Emirates, Kerala
Also known as Krishna Karate
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|ODI debut||Afghanistan v United Arab Emirates at Kuala Lumpur, May 2, 2014 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Scotland v United Arab Emirates at Edinburgh, Aug 14, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Kerala v Tamil Nadu at Chennai, Feb 27, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||Scotland v United Arab Emirates at Edinburgh, Aug 14, 2016 scorecard|
|Only Twenty20||Kerala v Tamil Nadu at Visakhapatnam, Apr 7, 2007 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/48, 15||U.A.E.||v Scotland||Edinburgh||14 Aug 2016||ODI # 3765|
|0||U.A.E.||v West Indies||Napier||15 Mar 2015||ODI # 3638|
|0/58, 0||U.A.E.||v Pakistan||Napier||4 Mar 2015||ODI # 3622|
|4, 0/17||U.A.E.||v India||Perth||28 Feb 2015||ODI # 3618|
|0, 0/43||U.A.E.||v Ireland||Brisbane||25 Feb 2015||ODI # 3613|
|34, 1/59||U.A.E.||v Zimbabwe||Nelson||19 Feb 2015||ODI # 3606|
|2/42, 49||U.A.E.||v Afghanistan||Melbourne||13 Feb 2015||Other OD|
|3/50, 6||U.A.E.||v Australia||Melbourne||11 Feb 2015||Other OD|
|43, 1/16||U.A.E.||v Afghanistan||ICCA Dubai||4 Dec 2014||ODI # 3562|
|0/47||U.A.E.||v Afghanistan||ICCA Dubai||2 Dec 2014||ODI # 3560|
Given the size of the Malayalee diaspora in the UAE, it is somewhat surprising that Krishna Chandran was the first Keralite to play for United Arab Emirates when he was named in their squad for the Asian Cricket Council Premier League tournament in May 2014. He originally moved to the region from India in 2010, his cricket background helping him to land a job.
A middle order batsman and medium pacer, Krishna Chandran had represented Mahaveer Jain College in Bangalore before moving through Kerala age-group teams from U-19 to U-25. He got a couple of games for the full side in the 2007-08 Vijay Hazare Trophy, but when further opportunities weren't forthcoming he left for UAE in 2010. As the respected captain of Fanatics Cricket Club, he caught the eye of the national selectors, with half-centuries against New Zealand and Pakistan A sides leading to an ODI debut against Afghanistan and a place in UAE's World Cup squad.
Some of the reactions on Twitter to Virat Kohli's record-equalling hundred during India's chase in Pune
In the past week, we have seen two shots that left us awestruck: Virat Kohli's jab that sailed over midwicket and Najibullah Zadran's six over the extra-cover boundary despite slipping in the process. Will either of the two top this compilation?
Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and England in Pune
Some of India's finest wins have come with Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni in harness at the crease. At Cuttack they rolled back the years to extraordinary effect
The Twitter world rose up to applaud Yuvraj Singh's hundred, in his second game since being recalled to India's ODI squad
Currently, Ajinkya Rahane doesn't quite have the body of work in ODIs that merit his inclusion. What can he do to press for selection in the Champions Trophy?
His Test stats as batsman and bowler compare favourably with some of the best allrounders, which is why his second-innings dismissal in Wellington is all the more puzzling
The shot Shakib Al Hasan played to be dismissed on day five at Basin Reserve defies explanation. It also prompts a few questions
As batting and bowling in ODIs takes on more of the attacking virtues of T20 cricket, where does the format stand as a product of its own?