Prasidh Krishna
Prasidh Krishna

Former India opener Sunil Gavaskar feels that youngster Prasidh Krishna could be a world-class option for India in the Tests as well.

Sunil Gavaskar needs Prasidh Krishna to play Test Format

“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.

Prasidh Krishna with Indian team mates
Prasidh Krishna with Indian teammates

Meanwhile, Prasidh Krishna said that he needs to improve while bowling with the new ball.

The right-arm pace bowler picked four wickets for 54 runs in the first ODI and two for 58 in the second game that Virat Kohli led India lost. While he picked wickets in his later spells, his initial spells in both the matches proved expensive and wicketless.

“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 when asked to assess his bowling.

In the first match that India won by 66 runs, he conceded 37 runs in three overs without taking a wicket in his initial spell with the new ball.

Prasidh Krishna Post-match Interview 

In Friday’s second game, where England romped to a six-wicket win, the pacer conceded 0/25 in his first four overs.

The 25-year-old Karnataka pacer admitted India did not bowl well enough on Friday.

“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 said while talking to media in a virtual interaction.

“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,” he added.

“Our execution could have been better. I am talking about myself alone. We did make mistakes.”