The sudden exit of all-rounder Hardik Pandya from the ICC World Cup 2023 due to an ankle injury sent shockwaves through the Indian cricket community. As India faced this challenge, the technical committee swiftly approved the replacement of Hardik Pandya with Prasidh Krishna, a rising fast bowler with limited international experience.
Krishna has demonstrated his potential with 33 wickets in just 17 ODIs and 2 T20Is. However, his path to the playing eleven seems uncertain, with India’s pace triumvirate of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj in stellar form, having contributed to the team’s unbeaten run to the semi-finals. This article delves into the implications and possibilities surrounding this significant development in the World Cup journey.