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India to eye on Prasidh Krishna for the Test format

Prasidh, the young arrow pacer who has been introduced to the squad, may be preferred for the Test format.

Prasidh Krishna, an Indian emerging pacer, is creating a reputation for himself throughout the world because to his blistering pace and extra bounce. Prasidh has been successful in taking wickets in addition to slamming the deck, as fans observed in the second ODI against West Indies in the red-soil pitch of The Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

When the opposition brought in their tall pacers, Team India always struggled, but now India has one of its own to give the opposition a taste of their own medicine. Krishna’s performance has piqued the interest of head coach Rahul Dravid, who has expressed interest in him for the Test format due to the extra bounce he can generate, as seen in his game against Bangladesh ‘A’ in 2015, where a first-class career pacer showed flashes of a prospective team performer.

Although Chahal stole the show with his four-wicket haul in the first ODI, Prasidh’s economical bowling of 2.9 in the 10-over session, where he was able to take two essential wickets of Jason Holder and Akeal Hosein, was commendable. Prasidh Krishna, the Player of the Match in the second ODI, did an outstanding job in making the game one-sided in benefit of the hosts. Prasidh was able to take four wickets in nine overs, conceding only 12 runs. This achievement is not only four more wickets in his bag, but also a big blow to other international teams’ perceptions of the young pacer’s limitations.

Prasidh struggled with line and length at first, but after delivering just one full-length ball in his first spell of the 2nd ODI, he seemed to be improving his skills by working hard on his flaws. A tough-to-play pacer is ready to play for Team India in all formats, and the management may consider the youngster for the longest format of cricket.