Karnataka pacer Prasidh Krishna earned his maiden India call-up for the upcoming three-match ODI series against England which begins on March 23. All the three ODIs will be played at the MCA stadium in Pune, on March 23, 26, and 28 and will be organized behind closed doors.
Krishna, who is capable of hitting speeds in excess of 140kphs, has been part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for three seasons and learned the intricacies of fast bowling from the likes of Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, and Lockie Ferguson.
Well Done Prasidh Krishna & Good Luck For England ODI Series: Glenn McGrath
Prasidh Krishna had a brilliant outing for Karnataka in the latest edition of the domestic 50-over tournament, the Vijay Hazare Trophy where he picked up 14 wickets from six matches. He has also honed his fast bowling skills at the MRF Pace Foundation under the watchful eyes of fast bowling legend, Australia’s Glenn McGrath.
Glenn McGrath who played for Australia from 1993-2007 picked 949 international wickets in 376 games, winning the ICC World Cup in 1999, 2003, and 2007, and was the Player of the tournament in the 2007 edition in the West Indies.
McGrath wished Prasidh Krishna on his selection in the Indian team for the England ODIs on his social media and wrote, “Congratulations Prasidh Krishna @skiddyy on being selected for India in the ODI’s against England. Well done mate & good luck #IndvEng #mrfpacefoundation #fbc.”
— Glenn McGrath (@glennmcgrath11) March 22, 2021
‘Feels surreal,’ says Prasidh Krishna after India selection
The lanky Karnataka pacer was over the moon after seeing his name in the Indian squad for the three ODIs against England.
“Feels surreal when you get the call to play for your country. It’s like a dream come true. Excited to play my part and contribute to the success of the team. Thanks, @BCCI. Can’t wait to get started,” Krishna had wrote on Twitter.
Feels surreal when you get the call to play for your country🇮🇳
It's like a dream come true. Excited to play my part and contribute to the success of the team.
Thanks @BCCI. Can't wait to get started. 😊 https://t.co/IQ63JQDBXb
— Prasidh Krishna (@prasidh43) March 19, 2021
Krishna has played nine first-class, 48 List A, and 40 T20s and picked up 34, 81, and 33 wickets respectively. He has also received praise from India captain Virat Kohli for his bowling, during the Sri Lanka T20I series back in January 2020.
“You’ll have to figure out who are the people that are very similar in their bowling skills, and you pick the senior one. I think one guy will be a surprise package. Someone who can bowl with pace and has bounce. Prasidh Krishna has done well in the domestic arena. It is a great luxury to have this group of bowlers in all formats. Looking at the World Cup, we have enough options,” Kohli said.