Former Indian all-rounder, Irfan Pathan reckons that if Prasidh Krishna stays fit and consistent, he will be a crucial cog in the Indian setup. Krishna started making a name for himself ever since his amazing IPL debut and even more impressive showing for India. Krishna’s ability to bowl fast makes him an interesting bowling option for any team.
There are very few cricketers in the Indian domestic circuit who has the capability of bowling at a pace of more than 145 kmph consistently and he has the knack of bowling fast deliveries on a good line and length which can terrorize the batsman and stop the flow of runs. He has shown different variations also to his game in recent times which can be helpful for the team.
The 26-year-old has the ability to bowl death overs which is a skill only a few have mastered in India. Even with the new ball, he has shown that he can swing the ball in and out which might trouble the batter a lot.
Talking about Prasidh Krishna on Star Sports, Irfan Pathan said, “Prasidh Krishna brings such tremendous ability, one is his pace, we have seen in One-Day cricket, how great bounce he derives out of the pitch. He bowls from near the stumps and swings the ball. He is quality and we saw him in the IPL last year, touching 148 kmph. If this guy stays fit consistently and bowls for you in white ball cricket, you’ll get a solid wicket taker.”
The right-arm bowler has scalped 25 wickets at an economy rate of 5.32 while representing his country in 14 ODI games so far. In August 2022, against the hosts Zimbabwe, he played his last game for the Men in Blue and has fallen since then in the pecking order as a result of injuries.