Going into the T20 World Cup, Karnataka pacer Prasidh Krishna, who turns out for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, could be a “surprise package” per Indian captain and skipper Virat Kohli. Be the first to know about out latest promotions and exclusive rewards only for you. Plus, win extra if you register an account here at 12BET Sportsbook!
Krishna was a regular trainee at the MRF Pace Foundation at Chennai where he has got a chance to work with Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath. He also got a chance to work with former Aussie fast bowler Jeff Thomson under an exchange program.
In 2018, his career has emerged as he contributed vital points that led to Karnataka’s Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018 victory. With a total of 17 wickets from 8 matches, the success in the top-flight made him the joint second highest wicket-taker in the tournament along with Saurashtra’s Dharmendra Jadeja and behind Mohammed Siraj who took 23 wickets from 7 matches.
Krishna was also one of the 10 best fast bowlers outside the national team who were mentored at India A by Rahul Dravid and Paras Mhambrey in August 2018. These impressive display paved way to entering Indian Premier League (IPL) through trial session with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
KKR eventually took him for their pre-tournament matches and as a replacement when India U19 fast bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti was ruled out due to injury. The Knights retained him and he helped them reach the IPL 2018 play-offs. In 18 matches, he has picked up 14 wickets with a strike rate of 29 and with an economy rate of 9.32.
“I think one guy will be a surprise package going to Australia, someone who can bowl with pace and has bounce. Prasidh Krishna has done well in the domestic arena as well,” Virat Kohli was quoted as saying in the post-match presentation of India’s second T20I against Sri Lanka at the Holkar Stadium.
“You’ll have to figure out who are the people that are very similar in their bowling skills, and you pick the senior one. I think one guy will be a surprise package going to Australia. Someone who can bowl with pace and has bounce,” Kohli added.
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