The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a platform of opportunity for a plethora of youngsters over the years, the pacer Prasidh Krishna is one of them. He made his debut against England in the white-ball series last month and returning with the figures of 4/54 in his first match, he managed to make the record of registering the best-ever figures for an Indian bowler on debut in ODIs.
The Karnataka pacer will be plying his trade for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who will be playing their first game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). With international experience behind his back, Krishna is will be expected to fare even better than his previous IPL outings.
Speaking about the lessons and experiences he had while playing for India, Prasidh Krishna said: “At the beginning of the match where I made my debut, there was a bit of pressure situation. But Virat and the other seniors told me to always be on the front foot, and it worked well. We made a comeback, and we won. So yes, that’s one lesson I have learned – about being positive no matter what the situation is.”
Notably, Krishna had a forgettable start against England as openers Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy toyed with him. Having conceded 37 runs in a three-over spell, he managed to make a strong comeback in the following spell as he claimed four wickets in 5 overs at a much-improved economy.
Krishna was a net bowler for the Knight Riders in 2018, although his impressive line and lengths in practice led the franchise to sign him a member of the squad. In his first appearance, he managed to scalp 10 wickets from 7 fixtures at an economy of 9.28 for the team in the 2018 edition. He did not have a memorable outing in 2020 either, where he could manage only four wickets in six games, conceding runs at 9.33.
KKR would expect Krishna to fire and put into use all the experience as they open the proceedings in the 14th edition of the league.