Devdutt Padikkal (Photo PTI)
MUMBAI: Former Chief Selector MSK Prasad of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) believes that top-notch young batsman Devdutt Padikkal is an interesting prospect for the future and that “he still has time to enter the test configuration “.
The Kerala-born player showed huge promise for his Indian Premier League (IPL) team, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), scoring a magnificent century against Royals of Rajasthan (RR) this season.
Padikkal smashed 101 runs out of 52 deliveries at a hit rate of 194.23, a hit that included 11 limits and six maximums.
“Padikkal would need another good year on the national circuit to make his case for joining the Indian test unit,” Prasad said.
“He’s definitely the guy of the future; there’s no two ways to do it. But if you watch longer formats maybe he will take another year of domestic cricket,” Prasad said quoted. by SportsKeeda.
Incidentally, Padikkal, who plays for Karnataka in national tournaments, is the second best run-getter in a single edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, having amassed 737 races in seven rounds during the 2020-2021 season, the most high being 152. He slammed four centuries and three half tons in the Vijay Hazare trophy.
Only Prithvi Shaw, who plays for Mumbai, is above him with 827 races in eight rounds in the 2020-21 season. Mayank Agarwal, representing Karnataka, scored 723 points in the 2017-18 season and is ranked third.
On the inclusion of Prasidh Krishna As a substitute for the Indian squad for the final World Test Championship clash against New Zealand and the following five-game test series against England, Prasad said: “You have bowlers from the India A, all these Prasidh Krishna and Ishan Porel have crossed India A cricket.
“Also, the way Avesh Khan played in the IPL is pretty obvious, he hit 145-147 km / h in T20 format, so obviously it will be very useful to train with in England. are the guys who will be playing for the country in the future. ”