India rookie paceman Prasidh Krishna might have shone in his debut in the first ODI against England after a forgettable start, but it would not be in the second. Prasidh Krishna has so far struggled in the opening spell of the match and proceeded to pick up wickets in the subsequent one. The same pattern occurred in the second ODI in Pune and the 25-year old would like to improve his new-ball bowling performance.
The first ODI saw Prasidh Krishna concede 37 runs in his first three overs; however, he came back outstandingly to pull England back from a rapid start and took four wickets eventually. The right-arm seamer could not dismiss England’s openers with the new ball and conceded plenty of runs but came back later to remove Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow. Nevertheless, the tourists required only a few runs by then and eventually they romped home by wickets and 39 balls to spare.
According to Prasidh Krishna, he would like to improve his own new-ball performance since all the runs came off the poor balls. Nonetheless, the Karnataka seamer refused to take away credit from England, who he believed pursued the target and attacked them relentlessly.
“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 those aspects. We could have bowled better, am not denying the fact but we need to give credit to the way they played as well. It was an onslaught, we got hit quite bad,” Krishna said as quoted by Times of India.
Prasidh Krishna laments the lack of execution:
Prasidh Krishna also admitted that they did not execute their plans well and made crucial mistakes. But Krishna had no doubts that England performed equally better to win and set up a series decider.
“Our execution could have been slightly better, personally for me. Other than that, it’s a repetitive question, the third time I am being asked. Yes, we did make mistakes, we could have done better, but they batted well too,” he added.