Russell will score two centuries if he plays 80 balls
Andre Russell wanted to bat in the top order for Kolkata in the IPL last year. The Caribbean wanted this hard hitter to bat three. But he had to come down to the end in the decision of the team management.
Russell also expressed dissatisfaction that his wish was not fulfilled. The Caribbean also criticized several decisions by captain Dinesh Karthik. However, this time Russell’s demand may be fulfilled in the 13th edition of IPL.
Former Knight Riders cricketer and new mentor David Hussey have hinted that Russell could go down in the batting order. The former Australian cricketer thinks that the Caribbean star Russell can score two centuries in this format if they get a chance to bat 80 balls in thirteen overs.
Hussey said, ‘Maybe. If the team wins and benefits, then why not Russell at the top? If Russell gets 60 balls to go down to number three, he can come back with a double century. He has the power to do anything. He is the heart of the team.
Karthik, Eoin Morgan, and Russell are responsible for the innings. They have to find the match. Apart from that, the top-order has talents like Tom Banton, Shubhaman Gill, Nitish Rana ‘, he added.
Meanwhile, Tom Banton has got the opportunity to play in the IPL for the first time. Hussey is trusting this young English cricketer. The right-handed batsman can be the X-factor of this year’s event of KKR.