Kolkata Knight Riders fast-bowler Prasidh Krishna is expected to receive a call-up to the international side for the upcoming three-match ODI series the against England commencing next week in Pune. Read more - Virat or Rohit? Who's the best batsman? Herschelle Gibbs has the answer
The Karnataka pacer claimed 14 wickets at an impressive strike-rate of 24.5 in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy. He made his List A debut for Karnataka in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25 February 2017. In April 2018, he was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the 2018 IPL season as a replacement for injured Kamlesh Nagarkoti.
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Following this, on 6 May 2018, he made his IPL debut against Mumbai Indians. However, he first came to the limelight during Bangladesh A's tour of India in 2015, where he scalped 5 for 49 on first-class debut for Karnataka in a tour match against Bangladesh A.
The 25-year-old Karnataka pacer is likely to pair up with Siraj, Bhuvaneshwar, and several others in the pace department. With Jasprit Bumrah likely to miss the series owing to his extended leave due to marriage, it will be an opportunity for the young gun to showcase their worth on the big stage.
Another name, that is not-so-unpopular, likely to make it to the squad is the blue collared IPL star Krunal Pandya. After debuting for Mumbai Indians in the 2016 edition of IPL, Krunal expeditiously garnered the attention of cricket fraternity as well as dazzled team selectors.
Krunal's most crucial performance came in 2017 IPL final against Rising Pune Supergiants where he scored the match-winning 47 to help MI claim the third IPL title. He was expectedly called up for International T20s in early 2018 against West Indies.
Krunal Pandya is arguably the most fitting player to fill the void of left-arm orthodox spin Ravindra Jadeja who has resumed practice lately but will prefer to remain sidelines, due to critical fitness issues. Krunal Pandya's tight line and length prowess could turn out one of the crucial aspects in the bowling department for India ahead of the ODIs series against England, in addition to that, he is a world-class fielder and a handy batsman.