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Bapu Krishnarao Venkatesh Prasad

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Bapu Krishnarao Venkatesh Prasad

Born: 5 August 1969

  • He is a former Indian cricketer, who played Tests and ODIs.
  • He made his debut in 1994.
  • Primarily a right-arm medium-fast bowler, Prasad was noted for his bowling combination with Javagal Srinath.
  • He is the bowling coach for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League, having formerly performed the same role for the Indian cricket team from 2007 to 2009.
  • He took 96 wickets from 33 Tests at an average of 35, and 196 wickets from 161 ODIs at an average of 32.30.
  • He was more effective on wickets that helped seam bowling even though his best Test bowling figures of 6 for 33, achieved against Pakistan in the 1999 Test series in India, came on a docile pitch in Chennai; these figures included a spell of bowling in which he took 5 wickets for 0 runs.
  • Notably, he once took 10 wickets in a Test match in Durban, South Africa, in December 1996.
  • It remains his only ten-wicket haul in Test cricket.
  • He also took five-wicket hauls in England, in 1996, in Sri Lanka, in 2001, and in the West Indies, in 1997.
  • In the 1996/97 season, he took 55 wickets in 15 Tests and 48 wickets in 30 ODIs.
  • For the period, he was named the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year.
  • He received the Arjuna Award in 2000. 

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