Young Indian fast bowler Prasidh Krishna, who was chosen to play for India A versus New Zealand A in three unofficial test matches, has been disqualified from the entire task due to a back issue. Due to this, he was disqualified from the Thursday opener, and it is now known that he will sit out the entire series.
Prasidh Krishna, a gifted young bowler who has played for India in 11 ODIs so far in his one and a half-year career, has reportedly been excluded from the ongoing series between India A and New Zealand A. One of the few players chosen for the India A team with prior international experience was the 26-year-old Karnataka native who plays for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
But he was absent at the opening unofficial test, which was held on Thursday at Bengaluru's M Chinnaswamy Stadium (September 1). He was the most seasoned pacer among those chosen for the squad, thus his removal was a surprise. Now, however, it has been made known that he has a back issue, which is why he was passed over for the game, per a report.
Krishna has back spasms and won't be playing in any of the matches, according to sources within the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), who were quoted by Cricbuzz.
About the ongoing match:
Mukesh Kumar, Yash Dayal, and Arzan Nagwaswalla made up the pace trio for the Priyank Panchal-led team in Krishna's absence, while Kuldeep Yadav served as the only spinner.
The visitors scored 156 runs on the opening day of the match for the loss of five wickets in 61 overs. The most effective bowler for India A was Bengal pacer Mukesh, who in 13 overs dismissed three opposition hitters for a total of 34 runs.
Two additional four-day games in the series will be played from September 8 and September 15 after this contest at Chinnaswamy. On whether the selectors will have to name a substitute, no decision has yet been made.
There may be consultation with the team management, headed by VVS Laxman, before that call is taken.
The New Zealand A squad will play three one-day matches in addition to the three four-day contests on September 22, 25, and 27 at Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium.
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