Legendary Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar believes new fast bowling sensation Prasidh Krishna can become a prime prospect for India in Test cricket with his “pace and seam position” and should be considered for the longest format just like Jasprit Bumrah was in 2018. The 25-year-old from Karnataka made a phenomenal international debut as he claimed four wickets in the first ODI against England.
Talking about the same fast bowler on the TV commentary, Sunil Gavaskar said, “I tell you what, with those seam-up deliveries, he is someone that the Indian selection committee must consider seriously for the red ball (Tests) as well.”
He further added, “Just like Jasprit Bumrah, from T20s and ODIs, has now become India’s premium bowler in the Test format, Prasidh Krishna with his pace and the seam-up position could be a very, very good red-ball bowler as well.”
Prasidh has taken 34 wickets in nine first-class games so far, besides claiming 87 wickets in 50 List A games. The three-game ODI series will be decided on Sunday when India and England clash in the final game in Pune.
Prasidh Krishna impressed one and all with his pace and bounce in the first two ODIs of the three-match series against England. After the second ODI which India lost by six wickets, Prasidh Krishna said, “Personally, I would like to start better. I would like to improve on how I have been starting with the (new ball). Otherwise, all the runs that I gave away were scored off bad balls. So I would go back and work on those aspects.”
While Indian bowlers had a poor day in office, Prasidh said that they couldn’t have done anything better to avoid the onslaught from Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes and the English batsmen need to be credited. With only four fielders outside the circle during the second Powerplay (between 11-40 overs), it is always difficult to stop the batsmen on a flat deck.