Prasidh Krishna has been added to India’s squad for the IND vs ENG 4th Test 2021. The pacer who has been with the team as a reserve bowler has been included in India’s main squad ahead of the crucial Oval test.
Prasidh Krishna enjoys a spectacular record of scalping 34 wickets from nine first-class matches at an average of just 20 overs. The BCCI confirmed the news of Krishna being added to the squad with an Official 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. Prasidh, who was on the standby list has been training and traveling with Team India right from the start of the tour. The upcoming Test will be played at The Oval, London from 2nd September.”
The decision was made on the grounds of India’s humiliating defeat at Headingley. After the third test, Virat Kohli had hinted at a possible rotation of selected players especially fast bowlers to manage their workload. He told reporters in a post-match press conference, “That’s bound to happen as it’s a logical and sensible thing to do. We don’t want to push individuals to a place where they break down and that conversation is important. We will have that conversation with individuals and you can’t expect that in a short turnaround like this guys can play four Test matches in a row. So we will assess who are the guys who will be given that many number of days to recover and be okay for the fifth one.”
Among the pacers, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj looked out of form in the third test & any one of them might make a way for Prasidh Krishna in the Playing XI. Meanwhile, there comes a piece of good news for Indian fans as Ravindra Jadeja hasn’t been removed from the Playing XI. Probably Jadeja’s knee injury might not be that serious. Only Arzan Nagwaswalla now remains on standby for the series.
IND vs ENG 4th Test 2021: India’s Full squad
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
Standby player: Arzan Nagwaswalla
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