Team India have added fast bowler Prasidh Krishna to the squad for the fourth Test against England, scheduled to start on September 2 at the Kennington Oval in London. The series is currently tied at 1-1 with two matches left.
Prasidh, who was on the standby list has been training and traveling with Team India right from the start of the tour. Prasidh Krishna was added to the squad on the recommendation of the team management, a statement released by BCCI stated. However, it is unlikely that young Prasidh Krishna will break into the playing XI.
“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,” the statement read.
“Prasidh, who was on the standby list has been training and travelling with Team India right from the start of the tour. The upcoming Test will be played at The Oval, London from 2nd September,” it added.
UPDATE – Prasidh Krishna added to India’s squad
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 1, 2021
Prasidh Krishna’s addition to the squad means that India’s fast bowling group for the series extends to seven with the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, and Mohammed Siraj already in the squad.
India’s squad for the fourth Test: 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