‘Like Bumrah he can be a very good red ball pitcher’: Gavaskar urges selectors to consider young Indian pacemaker for testing

Perhaps Prasidh Krishna was the only bright spot in India’s otherwise disappointing bowling performance in the 2nd ODI vs England in Pune on Friday. Chasing 337 for the win, England were still ahead of run rate and in fact they ended up marching to the target in just 44.3 overs with six wickets in hand.

Prasidh was the only bowler to concede less than a run-a-ball in the Indian unit. The right-hand designer also picked up two wickets in his 10 overs and ended up giving 58 points when the other Indian bowlers were taken to the cleaners by Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes.

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Seeing Krishna’s impressive spectacle in the ODIs against England, former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar said Indian selectors should consider trying the 25-year-old even in the cricket test.

“I’m telling you what, with these choppy deliveries, he’s someone the Indian selection committee must seriously consider for the red balloon (Tests) as well,” Gavaskar said during his televised comment on Friday.

Gavaskar gave the example of Jasprit Bumrah and said that Krishna can have a similar career by graduating from Cricket Test through ODI and T20I.

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“Just as Jasprit Bumrah, of T20 and ODI, has now become India’s premium bowler in the Test format, Prasidh Krishna with his pace and sewing stance could also be a very, very good red ball bowler.”

Prasidh, who broke the record for most wickets by an India in his ODI debut in the first ODI against England earlier, has captured 34 wickets in nine first-class games so far, In addition to winning 87 wickets in 50 List A games. From a personal perspective, Prasidh said he wanted to work on his skills with the new ball.

“Personally, I would like to start better. I would like to improve the way I started with the (new ball). Otherwise all the points I gave were scored on bad balls. So I would go back to working on those. aspects, ”Prasidh said after India lost the second ODI by six wickets.

The three-game ODI series will be decided on Sunday when India and England meet in the final match in Pune.