So far this season of IPL, Russell has scored 83 runs in 8 matches at an average of 11.85.
The bat of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Andre Russell has been silent in this IPL. He has scored 83 runs in eight matches at an average of 11.85 so far this season. On Friday, Mumbai’s Bumrah upset Russell over the bouncer. In the 16th match, Kagiso Rabada of Delhi also got rid of Russell’s sweat with a sharp bouncer.
Russell’s weakness revealed to all teams: Lara
Former West Indies batsman Brian Lara has criticized the KKR all-rounder for having trouble playing a bouncer. Brian Lara said, “I think Russell’s weakness is now known to all teams. Be it international cricket or league, all teams now use bouncers against them. ”
Trust on Bumrah: Rohit Sharma
After the match on Friday, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma said that he had planned in advance for Russell. Rohit said, ‘Bumrah got Russell out in the first match between Mumbai and Kolkata this season. So we fielded Bumrah in front of Russell in this match too. ‘ Rohit said that when Russell came to bat, the ball was flipping and turning on the pitch. So first tried Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar. But I knew Bumrah was the only bowler who could dismiss Russell.
Shardul and Rabada also dismissed Russell on the bouncer
Let us know that earlier in the 21st match, Shardul Thakur of Chennai Super Kings also had Russell caught by Dhoni on a short ball. In the 16th match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals, Rabada also sent Russell to the pavilion on the bouncer. Bowlers from several other teams have also used bouncers against Russell this season.