M. S. K. Prasad

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Mannava Prasad
Personal information
Full nameMannava Sri Kanth Prasad
Born24 April 1975 (1975-04-24) (age 46)
Medikonduru, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
BattingRight-hand bat
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 6 17
Runs scored 120 243
Batting average 10.00 16.29
100s/50s 0/1 0/1
Top score 34* 61
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 8/0 12/
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 4 February 2006

Mannava Sri Kanth Prasad About this soundpronunciation  (born 24 April 1975) is a retired Indian cricketer. He was most recently the chief selector of the Indian National Cricket Team and lead the selection of the Indian team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[1] He played six Test matches and 17 One Day Internationals in his professional career. He was widely criticized for lacking credible stats as a cricketer and also as a selector.Now he is TV presenter in Star sports Telugu channel.

Early life and career[edit]

Prasad was born on 24 April 1975 at Medikonduru in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh to a middle class family.[2] He started his cricket career with the Andhra Pradesh Ranji team. He made his international debut with the India-A Team during the bilateral cricket series with Pakistan-A in 1997-98. He got a lucky break in the 1999 Cricket World Cup when the regular wicketkeeper Nayan Mongia got injured. In 1999-2000 he played six test matches - three each against Australia and New Zealand. However, after this his form dipped and he averaged only 8 runs with the bat.His continued batting failures led to the end of his career. In the 6 Test matches he played, scored just 106 runs at a very dismal average of 11.78. In the 17 ODIs, he scored a handful 131 runs at an average below 15 with only one half-century in the process.That ended his brief international career[3]

National selector[edit]

On 21 September 2016 MSK Prasad was appointed as Chief National Selector of the Indian men's cricket team by BCCI in controversial circumstances in defiance of the then Supreme Court directions.[4] His tenure as Chief Selector ended on 4 March 2020, mostly filled with controversial and lacklustre decisions.His lack of leadership in leading selection roadmap & grooming misfits at the cost of leaving out credible players led to India losing streak of matches during his tenure.


  1. ^ "Jadhav fit, no alterations to India's World Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Biography of M S K Prasad".
  3. ^ "Mannava Prasad - Profile".
  4. ^ "BCCI Appoints Prasad as National Selector".