On Wednesday, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have officially confirmed that Prasidh Krishna will be added to India’s current squad ahead of the upcoming 4th test match against England which will be played in London on Thursday. He is one of the reserved players who was kept for the England series and now has been included in the squad after the decision made by the team management, the captain and the board committees.
While to not worry about any injury wish list for the bowlers, the current Kolkata Knight Riders pacer has been added to manage the workload on Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami ahead of the IPL 2021 and T20 World Cup. BCCI has officially confirmed the news of Prasidh Krishna in their statement “The All-India Senior Selection Committee – based on the request of the team management – has added fast bowler Prasidh Krishna to India’s squad for the fourth Test.
UPDATE – Prasidh Krishna added to India’s squad
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 1, 2021
The addition of Prasidh Krishna will provide a major boost for the Indian Squad as he will bowl with the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, R Ashwin and R Jadeja as well as Ishant Sharma. The pitch of the Oval indicates that there will a pretty good amount of bounce which might prove vital for Prasidh Krishna as he will look to make full use of it in front of the English batsmen’s.
Despite the performance put by all the Indian bowlers, there might be a chance given to Prasidh Krishna in replacement of Ishant Sharma whose form has dropped. The former Karnataka player will help the ball swing right across the pitch with the extra bounce which would make it difficult for England to play.
However, he might be in contention to play the 4th test, as captain Virat Kohli would be looking to make some changes in the bowling combination by either playing 3 pacers and 2 spinners or adding an extra pacer.