New Delhi. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team is playing against Punjab Kings in their first match of IPL 2023. His bowling was very expensive in the match. Even after this, he tried only 5 bowlers. Playing first, Punjab scored 191 runs for 5 wickets. West Indies veteran all-rounder Andre Russell has performed well as an all-rounder, but he did not bowl a single over against Punjab. There has always been a problem with his fitness. It is known that before the start of the tournament, KKR got a big blow. Captain Shreyas Iyer has been out for a long time due to injury. Nitish Rana has been made the captain of the team in his place.
New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee proved to be very expensive for Kolkata Knight Riders. He looted runs with an economy of more than 13 in 4 overs. At the same time, both off-spinner Sunil Narine and fast bowler Shardul Thakur gave runs with an economy of more than 10. Even after this, Nitish Rana did not give the ball to fast bowler Andre Russell. Fast bowler Russell has been playing in the IPL since 2012 and has earned more than Rs 65 crore from salary so far.
12 crores will be available in this season
34-year-old Andre Russell will get Rs 12 crore for the current season from the 2-time champion team KKR. He has so far scored 7322 runs in 436 matches of overall T20. Has hit 2 centuries and 28 half-centuries. The strike rate is 168, which is excellent in terms of T20. He has hit 587 sixes. Russell has also taken 390 wickets as a bowler. 5 wickets for 15 runs is the best performance.
To whom Dhoni gave a chance, BCCI brought him under Gill-Pandya, now created history by reaching equal to Kohli
Talking about Andre Russell’s IPL career, he scored 2035 runs in 98 matches before this match. The strike rate is 178. He has also hit 175 sixes with 10 half-centuries. He has also been successful in taking 89 wickets. Has taken 4 wickets 2 times and 5 wickets once.
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Tags: Andre Russell, IPL, IPL 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 01, 2023, 17:56 IST