WI Tour of India : Prasidh Krishna shines, becomes POTM

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Team India took an unassailable lead in the series against the Windies after a thrilling victory in Ahmedabad. Despite India failing to register a huge title on the board, the bowlers gave no chance to the Caribbean batters to settle in. In the absence of Bumrah and Shami, Prasidh Krishna stole the show. The lanky pacer picked up 4 scalps for 12 runs – his career-best figures in ODIs.

Krishna is more of a “hit the deck” bowler who can trouble the batter with his extra pace and bounce. The angle he creates against southpaws gives him an extra edge against them as one could see in the dismissal of Darren Bravo.

From Bumrah-Shami to Siraj-Krishna, a pace battery that India can boast of

Legendary Caribbean pacer Ian Bishop heavily lauded the 25-year-old and believes him to be a promising asset in days to come.

“Prasidh Krishna was brilliant. He has put his name up there and forced the selectors to think about him. I’m looking beyond the figures, looking as a former cricketer, looking at the execution of what he bowled and when he did it. The areas that he hit were quite good and promising for the future,”

Krishna’s 1st over turned out to be the turning point for the Men In Blue. After Brandon King and Bravo fell into his prey in two consecutive overs, the chase got trickier for the Windies. India successfully defended a small total of 238, as the bowlers were in blistering form.

“Fabulous figures. Look, he is only getting better and better. That’s the best part about this Indian new-ball attack. Without Bumrah and Shami, Siraj and Prasidh Krishna have done well. What he has learnt in this game is that having seen the way West Indies had bowled, having seen that there was a little more in this deck for the pacers, he was bowling just that little bit shorter of length. And because he’s got the pace, he’s tall, the ball is bouncing just a little more and he took advantage of that,” Sunil Gavaskar on Krishna’s spell.

The hosts have won the series 2-0 as they now play Windies for the 3rd ODI in Ahmedabad.

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