Michael Vaughan Points Out The Problem With Andre Russell
Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell is one of the most important players for KKR. However, he has not looked like his usual self for a couple of seasons now. He made a name for him as one of the brutal hitters of the cricket ball. On a good day, he possesses the calibre to single-handedly win the games and takedown opposition. Michael Vaughan points out problem with Andre Russell
IPL 2021: Russell’s flop-show continues
On Sunday, against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Jamaican all-rounder failed to strike as KKR needed 44 off two overs to win. It was the brilliance of Mohammed Siraj where he bowled 4 consecutive yorkers to the KKR’s all-rounder. Russell denied a single at the start of the over, bowled and managed to score 1 run of that over. That meant KKR needed 43 to win in the final over. KKR lost by 38 runs in total which leads to a negative net run rate of -0.633.
Michael Vaughan Thinks Managing Andre Russell Will Be Difficult For Skipper Eoin Morgan
“When you got player like Andre Russell, who has been a superstar, but on the field, when the ball is coming to him, he is always using his feet. He is obviously someone who cannot go down. It’s a very clever and careful aspect which Eoin Morgan will have to manage,” Michael Vaughan said.
“When he is at his best, he is great. But when you see him on the field, and when is bowling, he appears to be struggling. While batting he is not taking the twos. He needed to take the twos in the 19th over. Because you want him back on strike. Very difficult to manage for Brendon McCullum and Eoin Morgan,” Michael Vaughan added
Micheal Vaughan thinks that in modern-day cricket, the team needs need 9-10 players who are absolutely agile on the field. KKR on the field doesn’t look electric according to the pundit.
“It’s a difficult one. How can you leave at Russell? But when you look at him on the field, and when he is bowling. it’s a bad look for the team when you got a player who is really struggling with his body,” Vaughan concluded
Kolkata Knight Riders are currently in sixth place with only one win from three matches. Next up, they face three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings on April 21 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.