Krishna: Death over specialist of KKR

23-year-old bowler with limited experience Prasidh Krishna of Kolkata Knight Riders’ bowled highly intense super over in match against Delhi Capitals, and the paceman conceded just ten runs and sent back Shreyas Iyer.

“Initially I was very happy, since the team trusted me to do the job. The result depended on that one over, so I was very happy, I enjoy taking responsibility for the team,” Prasidh, in Bengaluru for Knight Riders’ next game, said. “It was a task given (to me). I think I did pretty well. We ended up on the losing side, but we still have lots of positives to take.”

Knight Riders had already lost the services of Kamlesh Nagarkoti , Shivam Mavi and SouthAfrican Nortje to injuries. That left the pace resources in the ranks looking rather thin, and though a few replacements have come in, Prasidh has been impressive in all three games his team has played so far.

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Courtesy: BCCI

He is at his most economical in the middle phase of games in the IPL, but at his best in terms of wicket-taking ability at the close. A bit of speed might be the next thing on the agenda: “A yorker at 130 and a yorker at 140-145 are two completely different parameters. So yeah, I would like to get speed as an aspect because that is something not everyone can do. So when I’m able to do it, I want to do it consistently.”

This is the era of variations, as many of them as possible, to be successful in the shortest format of the game. As far as Prasidh is concerned, though, it’s more important to stick to the plans. “Consistency is the best weapon any bowler can add to his armoury,” he said.

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