M. S. K. Prasad

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Mannava Prasad
Personal information
Full nameMannava Sri Kanth Prasad
Born24 April 1975 (1975-04-24) (age 44)
Medikonduru, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
BattingRight-hand bat
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 6 17
Runs scored 106 131
Batting average 11.77 14.55
100s/50s 0/0 0/1
Top score 19 63
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 15/0 14/07
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 4 February 2006

Mannava Sri Kanth Prasad About this soundpronunciation  (born 24 April 1975) is a retired Indian cricketer. He is currently 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 was a right-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper. He played six Test matches and 17 One Day Internationals in his professional career.

Early life and career

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 Austraila and New Zealand. However, after this his form dipped and he averaged only 8 runs with the bat; that ended his brief international career[3]

National selector

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]


  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".