After stumbling to a two-wicket loss in opposition to Chennai Super Kings within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) chief mentor David Hussey on Sunday stated that if Andre Russell had not gotten injured then he most likely would have bowled the nineteenth over for the aspect.
Ravindra Jadeja single-handedly took the sport away from Kolkata Knight Riders of their Indian Premier League encounter on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Sunday as he scored 22 runs off the nineteenth over as Prasidh Krishna appeared on haplessly. The two-wicket win noticed CSK return to the top of the desk.
“Of course, when Andre went out of the park, he had one over to bowl. Was he going to bowl it, nobody really knows. He bowled particularly well upfront, so he probably was gonna bowl the 19th over. Prasidh Krishna has been an amazing death-over bowler for us. Yeah, he is definitely in our plans, unfortunately, he got beaten by a better player today in Jadeja. Knowing Prasidh Krishna, he is going to come back and dominate,” stated Hussey while replying to an ANI question throughout a digital post-match press convention.
Talking concerning the extent of Russell’s damage, Hussey stated, “It is still too early to tell. Russell said that he felt something pop in his hamstring so we have got the best medical staff in the business, they will look after him. Hopefully, nothing too serious with him because he is a key player for us. Hopefully, he comes back and lights up the tournament.”
Earlier, Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana scored 45 and 37 respectively as KKR posted 171/6 within the allotted twenty overs. Eoin Morgan’s aspect was struggling at one stage however Dinesh Karthik’s cameo of 26 runs of 11 balls helped KKR go previous the 170-run mark.
“Eoin Morgan is the captain of our team, he leads and tactically, he is very clever. He is going to be in there for the team. He is batting at number four for us, once he gets going, look out for competition because he is a fine player. He has been there for such a long time. At the time, we have other batters scoring runs for us,” stated Hussey.
KKR will subsequent lock horns in opposition to Delhi Capitals on Tuesday within the IPL.