Next 12 months are big for his development: Ex-NZ star on Indian youngster

Prasidh Krishna is one of the recent sensations in the Indian bowling attack. The pacer has been linked with the Indian team for a while now. He has travelled with the team as the net bowlers and then as one of the travelling reserves before making it to the team. Now, he is certainly with the second-string Indian team and is very close to becoming a regular.

With a decent pace, Prasidh Krishna’s ability to move the ball both ways makes him an ideal bowler inside the powerplay. Despite being economical, he also has managed to grab important wickets for India during the powerplays. In fact, the pacer is the current leading wicket-taker for India in this cycle, from 2021.

Prasidh has bagged 15 wickets from his six matches and has bowled five maidens. He also has an impressive economy rate of 4.62.

Talking about Prasidh Krishna’s rise, former New Zealand star Scott Styris said that the next 12 months would be crucial for the Indian pacer.

I think the next 12 months are big for his development. Can he nail the back half of the innings? If he does that, I’ll actually have him on my side,” he said.

He also added that comparing him with Glenn McGrath isn’t that bad but it is early.

“Yeah, not a bad comparison. I would say that Prasidh Krishna is a little bit quicker than Glen McGrath, there’s no question about that. But the question is, can he sustain that throughout the whole innings? If we’re talking ODIs then upfront I think there’s no question. Pace and bounce as a batsman, from experience, is the hardest thing to play. He’s got that in spades,” said Styris.

He concluded by saying that Prasidh Krishna is good during the powerplays but we need to see more of him in the death overs and how he goes about it.

“He’s brilliant with a new ball in his hand. The question about Prasidh Krishna is at the death. We’ve seen him in the Indian T20 league. He has gone around the park when trying to bowl yorkers and when he is under pressure”, he said.

Prasidh Krishna is currently in West Indies for the ongoing three-match ODIs against the hosts.

He had a forgettable outing in the first match where he went wicketless while giving away 62 runs from his ten overs. However, India ended up winning the match by three runs and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. The second match of the series is on the 24th of July at the same venue, Queen’s Park in the Port of Spain.