IPL 2020: 3 Players KKR should’ve released but didn’t
It’s hard to comprehend on what grounds were they persisted with.
Published - Nov 22, 2019 7:08 pm | Updated - Nov 22, 2019 7:08 pm
Prasidh Krishna, coming in as Kamlesh Nagarkoti replacement in 2018, grabbed a few eyeballs. The 23-year-old bowled with venom and picked up 10 wickets in the seven matches he played. Though he ended with an economy of 9.28, he was one of the two bowlers along with Kuldeep Yadav, who notched a four-wicket haul.
But the 2019 season saw the Bangalore-born Krishna gasping for breath. The pacer had the worst strike-rate (60.5) and average (94.25) among the KKR bowlers, most of whom were put to the swords.
Neither could he stop the run-flow in the powerplay, now could be restrict the batters in the death overs. It was a bit of surprise that despite leaking runs at an alarming rate, he played 11 matches where he picked four wickets. It’s a big call to give him another chance.