Kolkata Knight Riders are missing the service of Andre Russell in today’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The skipper revealed that Russell is out of the game because of injury. Keep reading to find out the reason why Andre Russell is not playing against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2020.
Here is why Andre Russell not playing today against RCB
Andre Russell suffered from an injury in the last match of KKR on Sunday. He had already hurt his knee even before that once as well. However, he continued to bowl at the death overs on Sunday with the injury. In fact, he came back specifically on the field to bowl the last over, and thanks to him that KKR could take the match into the Super Over. Eventually, KKR won the close match. While speaking about the form, Russell, one of the T20 superstars has failed to showcase his mettle in this edition of the Indian Premier League thus far. In nine matches he has just scored 92 runs from the 70 deliveries he has faced. He has taken five wickets, however, bowled at an economy rate of 11 which is pretty high. The chance of dropping Dre Russell has been high since the last few matches. Experts and fans have often spoken about the same.
But KKR management probably wanted to keep faith on the brilliant capability of Dre Russell. Andre Russell has won multiple matches for KKR especially in the previous season.
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and decided to bat first. Eoin Morgan said, “We are gonna bat first. The wicket looks good. The games we have won so far, the majority of them we have batted first. It seems to have worked for us throughout the tournament so far. There’s (batting in the powerplay) been a continuous improvement for the start of the tournament to the last game. In the last game, we paced it really well. The wickets have been slower which has made it more challenging. The guys at the top against Sunrisers did a great job. A couple of changes.”
He informed, “Banton and Prasidh come in for of Mavi and Russell. Dre picked up a niggle in the last game, Sunil is still not 100%.”