Selection Committee Must Consider Prasidh Krishna Seriously For Red-Ball Cricket As Well - Sunil Gavaskar

Selection Committee Must Consider Prasidh Krishna Seriously For Red-Ball Cricket As Well – Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar. Image-PTI.

Former India captain, Sunil Gavaskar is so impressed by Prasidh Krishna in the two ODIs against England that he urges the selectors to include the 25-year-old in the Test set-up as well.

Krishna was given his maiden ODI cap in the first ODI; he picked 4 wickets in the match and was spearheaded India’s comeback after a 135-run opening stand between Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow.

In the second game as well, the right-arm speedster dismissed Bairstow and Jos Buttler – his tailing yorker to get rid of England’s stand-in skipper was a delight to watch, and also gave the hosts a glimmer of hope to stage another comeback, but it wasn’t to be.

Prasidh Krishna, India
Prasidh Krishna [Image-BCCI]

Prasidh Krishna could be a very good red-ball bowler as well: Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar points out that Prasidh Krishna might walk on the same road as Jasprit Bumrah did – make India debut in white-ball cricket, and swiftly move to Test cricket. The 71-year-old former opener believes that the Kolkata Knight Riders bowler has the ingredients to become successful in red-ball cricket as well. He has an enviable record in first-class cricket – 34 wickets in 9 matches at 20.26 apiece – albeit a small sample size.

As quoted by news18.com, Sunil Gavaskar said, “With those seam-up deliveries, he is someone the Indian selection committee must consider seriously for red-ball cricket (Tests) as well. 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 Krishna, Jos Buttler
Prasidh Krishna castled England captain Jos Buttler with a terrific yorker for a duck. (Photo: BCCI)

While the Karnataka seamer has been terrific in both games, however, the pacer has leaked runs in his opening spell with the new ball and would need to improve his powerplay bowling.

“Personally I would like to start better. I would like to improve on how I have been starting, bowling with the new ball. All the runs that I gave away today were bad balls bowled by myself. So I would go back and work on it,” Prasidh Krishna said.

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