Veteran Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has spoken about the selection of Prasidh Krishna for the ODI series against West Indies at home. Krishna, however, has not found a place in the T20I squad. The ODI series loss against South Africa has posed many questions for the Indian pace attack and the middle-order.
Prasidh is one of the upcoming pacers in the Indian cricket team and the selectors have thought about giving him a chance in the ODI series against the West Indies. He played the third and final ODI against the Proteas.
Talking to Cricbuzz, Dinesh Karthik said that Prasidh Krishna is a wicket-taker but he also can go for a few runs as he tries very hard to take wickets. Karthik has followed Krishna’s development closely and also played along with him at KKR between IPL 2018-2021.
“About Prasidh, he is a lovely guy but he has a bit of a free spirit to his bowling. He has his own mind; he is a bit like (Ravichandran) Ashwin if I might say. He has his own mind, own ways to think. That sometimes gets the best of batsmen out but sometimes also makes him go for runs,” Karthik told Cricbuzz.
“He is one of those guys who won’t bowl you 10 (overs)-40 (runs) but he will definitely give you 10 (overs)-70 (runs)-2/3 wickets. He is a wicket-taker but he goes for runs because he tries for a wicket a lot. He is an attacking bowler. In many ways, he thinks on his own. That’s why he is such a good death bowler – because he is not scared of getting hit. He is somebody who is very good at reacting. If somebody moves around the crease, steps out, it’s not very easy to play him if you do those kind of things,” Karthik added.
Karthik further said that The Karnataka pacers are better death bowlers than a new ball bowler. He is a work in progress and will only get better if he is given regular games.
Prasidh Krishna Is A BetterDeath Bowler Than New-Ball Bowler: Dinesh Karthik
“That’s why he is such a good death bowler whenever he has come. The new ball is probably his lesser strength; he is a better bowler at death. But what you will see out of him is, the new ball if he gets to move, he is a terrific bowler there as well. He is somebody who I believe will definitely pick you a couple of wickets consistently without a doubt because of his bounce, because of the way he tries to get a wicket and his mindset.”
The three-match ODI series between India and West Indies will be played between February 6-11 in Ahmedabad.