Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels Prasidh Krishna could be a great prospect for India in Tests.
Young India pace bowler Prasidh Krishna has already impressed everyone with his dream debut in the first ODI against England in Pune. He has taken wickets in both the games so far which not only impressed fans but also Sunil Gavaskar, who believes he can be a great prospect for the country in the longer format as well.
“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,” said Gavaskar.
On the other hand, Prasidh Krishna has recently revealed that he needs to improve his bowling with the new ball. He claimed four wickets for 54 runs in the first ODI whereas managed to take two for 58 in the second game that India eventually lost as well. But, he could manage wickets in his later spells, whereas he conceded many runs in his initial spells in both games and also went wicketless too.
“Personally I would like to start better” – Prasidh Krishna
“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,” said Prasidh Krishna when he was asked to assess his bowling.
“We did have a plan and discussed how they were going but we tried our best when we bowled. There were couple of chances that could have gone our way. We must give credit to them, the way they went after our bowling but yeah, there is room for improvement for our bowlers as well,” he again added while talking to media in a virtual interaction after the game.
“We could have bowled better, not denying the fact. But we need to give credit to them for the way they played. Yeah it was an onslaught. We got hit. In white ball cricket, with four outside the circle, between 11-40 overs, this is bound to happen. I know we are going to bounce back stronger. Same situation last game, we did come back and had a great result. Our execution could have been better. I am talking about myself alone. We did make mistakes,” Prasidh Krishna concluded.
The final match will take place on March 28 at the same venue.