So who is Prasidh Krishna? MyKhel gives a brief profile of the newest Indian player.
1. The early days
The 25-year-old lanky Pacer stepped into the limelight in the 2016-17 one-day Vijay Hazare Trophy tournament for Karnataka. He had picked up 13 wickets, most for Karnataka with an average of 16 and a good economy of 3.82. In the 2017/18 season, Prasidh won 17 wickets for his state in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the highest for Karnataka and the second highest in the tournament itself.
The first sign of the future, however, came when he won five for Karnataka against an A-team from Bangladesh in 2015. His five for 49 included Sowmya Sarkar, Liton Das, Nasir Hossain, Anamul Haque and all the international matches in Bangladesh. The opportunity arose due to injuries to Pacer R Vinay Kumar and A Mithun and the fast bowler reputation he had built with Royal Challengers Bangalore during the Net Bowler Days.
2. The IPL time
Two good efforts in as many years had only improved the Prasidh talks, and the Kolkata Knight Riders needed a pacemaker when Indian U-19 player Kamlesh Nagarkoti was injured. In 2018 he recorded 10 wickets from 7 games for KKR but had a memorable 2019 IPL. But his ability to roll at or around 150 km / h kept his contract with KKR intact. Prasidh has also overcome some good deaths when the Knight Riders kept him for IPL 2020 and IPL 2021.
3. The latest leap in shape
Prasidh stayed in national reckoning by winning 14 wickets out of 7 games for Karnataka in the 2021 Vijay Hazare Trophy, the highest for the state. It was enough to earn him a national call as Jasprit Bumrah stayed away after his wedding.
Read More: Cricket News