Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) suffered a three-wicket loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their second game of the 2022 Indian Premier League. RCB bundled out KKR for 128 in a low-scoring game at the DY Patil Stadium. Faf du Plessis’ team won the match with four balls to spare. This was RCB’s first win in the current season.
While the bowlers of both the teams put up a great performance in this close encounter, Knight Riders will be worried about the bowling performance of their star all-rounder Andre Russell. Russell was extremely expensive with the ball, conceding 36 runs in just 2.2 overs without a wicket. However, he remained the highest run-scorer against RCB. Russell was also very expensive during the team’s opening match against Chennai Super Kings, where he took a wicket while conceding 38 runs in four overs.
Former New Zealand bowler Simon Dole talks at length about Russell on Cricbuzz after RCB’s win against KKR. The former Kiwi pacer warned Russell that an injury was waiting to happen. Suggesting to the Knight Riders that they can fully utilize the Windies star as a batsman.
“You would like to think that you get a couple of overs each from Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, and even Nitish Rana if you have to. Most teams are very similar. Very few teams in this competition have five leading bowlers. There are one or two who can bat. It is very difficult to find it in T20 cricket. So he’s got four real bowlers, and even Pat Cummins will come back, he’s still got four really good bowlers.
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“Chakraborty’s performance in some matches can be average. But if you can’t rely on Russell, Iyer and Rana’s 4 overs, then something is wrong. I know everyone is worried as Andre Russell dives, But you can’t play a game like that. If they’re worried about it, don’t feed him. Or make him bowl at all. Just tell Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana that you two are going to be our fifth bowlers. ”