P. Prasanth becomes the latest cricketer from Kerala to join the IPL bandwagon after the all-rounder signed up for Hyderabad-based franchise Sunrisers this week. Prasanth is the seventh player to sign for an IPL franchise this season, unprecedented in the history of Kerala cricket.
For Prasanth, the IPL signing came after a successful one-day and T20 season for Kerala, during which the State created a buzz by reaching the semifinals of the all-India one-day tournament.
Prasanth played a big part in Kerala’s success in both these tournaments. After getting very few chances to show his mettle in the Ranji Trophy this season, Prasanth made his presence felt in the shorter format.
The high point came in a South Zone T20 league match against Tamil Nadu, when he smashed former India medium-pacer L. Balaji for two consecutive sixes. He chipped in with the bat and took crucial wickets with his often under-rated left-arm spin bowling.
Speaking to The Hindu from Indore, where he is currently playing for Kerala in the Syed Mushtaq Ali super league, Prasanth said he was confident he would get his reward for being consistent this season.