Born on January 23
Previous experience:National Cricket Academy (Technical head), India U-19 cricket team, Indian hockey team, Rafael Nadal, Provident Bangalore (KPL), Karnataka Ranji team.
Prasanna’s the guy you saw on TV clenching his fist in delight when Dale Steyn bowled Yusuf Pathan in the RR-RCB clash in Jaipur (IPL 2010). There was a plan behind the dismissal, and he was the architect.
Twenty hours a day (on tour at least) he pores at his laptop screen, compiling and analyzing opposition videos on his self-developed proprietary software. These are then shown to the players after which, the team strategy is arrived at.
His expertise isn’t restricted to cricket; he’s developed video analysis software for tennis and hockey, during two big adventures in 2007. The first adventure led him to listen to one line for the first six months of 2007: “Tell me how to beat Federer” while the second put him on a plane from Bangalore to Dusseldorf in the second half of 2007 to help Indian hockey! The national team, by the way, won 30 out of the 37 matches they played while he was with them.
Abhimanyu Mithun says, “Prasanna’s impact with his analysis has been tremendous. His constant help and motivation made things easier for me and contributed greatly to my success in the previous Ranji season”
Oh, and he’s padded up too, having played state level U-19 cricket in Tamil Nadu.