India vs England 2020-21 – ODI series – Who is Prasidh Krishna


The Karnataka pacer has been around for a while, and is clearly in the larger pool of players for India now

Prasidh Krishna‘s pace and nip have earned him a spot in India’s 18-member ODI squad for the series against England, and given the rest of the members of the squad, Krishna is the only relatively unknown quantity. Whether he gets a game or not, his selection indicates he is part of the larger pool of players for India as they head into a sequence of World Cups. Here’s a look at the Karnataka pacer.

The beginnings
He is 25 now, and has played 48 List A games. Injuries and team dynamics in Karnataka have meant his first-class matches tally stands only at nine so far. He has also been a regular member of the playing XI for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. Krishna’s first brush with senior competitive cricket – when still a teenager – came when he played for Karnataka against the touring Bangladesh A side in 2015. Krishna made an impact too, as he grabbed 5 for 49, his wickets including Anamul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das and Nasir Hossain, all Bangladesh internationals.

That opportunity came only because R Vinay Kumar and Abhimanyu Mithun were absent, but Krishna’s performance ensured he remained in the reckoning after that. But even before that, he had been a net bowler for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, so he wasn’t completely unknown.

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