First step to Ground - Early period of Parameswaran
Prashant Parameswaran was born on 30th May 1985 at Thanneer Mukham in Aleppy in Kerala. At the school days, Parameswaran used to participate in maximum number of sports activities, particularly in various athletics. He turned out to be a good hammer thrower at School. While in CMS College, Kottayam he launched his career as a serious cricketer, bowling with left hand at medium pace. He bats right handed. Later for a better pasture land, he moved to St Albert's College in Kochi where there was ample scope for better training and performances. Here the former Ranji Coach P Balachandran identified the material in him and picked him up for further training at the BPCL Kochi Refineries Cricket Academy. This was his turning point as here he made rapid progress which led him to the Kerala Cricket Team for Ranji trophy. Subsequently he was selected by the Indian Overseas Bank, Chennai to play at the TNCA Cricket league. This helped him to open the doors of South Zone Cricket Team for Duleep and Deodhar Trophy competitions.
Prashant Parameswaran in IPL 2011 – Kochi Tuskers Kerala
Six feet Three inch tall Prashant Parameswaran, incidently, happened to be at the training camp of Tuskers only as a net practice bowler for their batsmen. Their Coach Geoff Lawson impressed with his bowling performance at the nets and understanding his talent, selected him for Tuskers in IPL Season 4. Parameswaran made his debut for Tuskers against Delhi Daredevils in May 2011 and scalped the wicket of Virender Sehwag in the very first over he bowled. He also took the wicket of Venugopal Rao and these two wickets helped him to bag the Man of the Match Award as also to give victory to his Team.. Parameswaran is the first Kerala Player to get the Man of the Match in IPL debut. Parameswaran is on contract to Kochi Tuskers, Kerala for Rs 20 lakh.
Prasanth Parameswaran, a Ranji Trophy player for Kerala has some outstanding performances in inter-State limited-over cricket, but the IPL performance in 2011 has now given him the national exposure which the domestic four and one-dayers don't offer these days. Twenty20 is a batsmen's paradise. Quite often it is very brutal to bowlers irrespective of their class. But despite playing his first game for Tuskers, Prasanth kept a cool head.
Recognition, Compliments for brilliant effort of Prashant Parameswaran - An asset in future
Tuskers captain Mahela Jayawardene was quick to observe the cool head and the young man's abundant talent. "A brilliant effort from the debutant Prasanth Parameswaran," said the former Sri Lankan captain and World Cup star after his debut match in IPL. "He bent his back and bowled well. He was a debutant but didn't let his nerves show," said Jayawardene. "Prasanth has got a nice high-arm action, he is able to extract good bounce from the wicket," said Balachandran. "He has been a steady bowler all through." At present it is true that the Indian team is playing cricket almost all through the year and there is a big need now to induct youngsters, rotate players and to prevent burnout. Clearly, India badly needs a bigger pool of national players, especially genuine speedsters. And Prasanth will realise that consistency comes with big rewards. He is a man of few words and apparently it seems that he prefers to let the ball do the talking.Prashant Parameswaran should get enough exposure at the National and International levels, getting opportunities to play Cricket consistently at different regions and grounds. This will surely help to yield good result and he can be an asset for the Indian Cricket in future. Doors should be kept open for such youngsters at the Academy level, Coaching Centres so that they can be moulded to their full calibre.