Prasidh Krishna one of those talents IPL has unearthed: Streak
Kolkata, May 24 - Heaping praise on pacer M. Prasidh Krishna, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling coach and former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak on Thursday said he is one of those talents unearthed by the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is making a name for himself.
"That 18th over was world class on Wednesday and it reminds me of guys like Jasprit Bumrah who came on the scene doing exactly what he is doing. He is one of those names IPL has unearthed and he is making a name for himself," Streak told reporters on the eve of KKR's Qualifier 2 against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens on Friday.
Prasidh leaked just three runs in the 18th over and took the wicket of Stuart Binny to help KKR beat Rajasthan Royals by 25 runs in the Eliminator. He returned figures of 1/28 in four overs.
"He has been outstanding. He has brought a new dimension to the team, not just his pace but also his height. The most pleasing thing to see is how much of a thinking cricketer he is. He is really being smart and using his options and variations well. He is using the double bluffs."
"He is not allowing the batsman to look at the field and know what ball is coming next. With all of that, you still got to execute your skills and he is doing that. His confidence is growing and he has been fantastic," Streak added.