England has is Premier League, Europe has La Liga, The States have NBA and emerging as one of the biggest sporting giants, India has its own IPL. The IPL since its initiation has been no less than a carnival to the largest democracies in the world. Loyalties of the country get divided when we have our favorite franchises pitted against each other. The players from the Caribbean, in particular, have been the rockstars of this format and the new addition to this is Andre Russell. Andre Russell who debuted with Delhi Daredevils over the years has become Kolkata Knight Riders biggest force.
Russell the Jamaican all-rounder has now been a crucial part of the KKR unit for the past 5 years. Russell who was banned from international cricket for over a year was still retained by the KKR unit in the 2017 IPL auctions making him one of the franchise’s most bankable & valuable addition. Russell, on the other hand, did not fail KKR and played his heart out to take KKR to the 3rd position in the 2018 season.
Before the start of the 2018 season, the KKR franchise & its fans were little critical on Russell’s match fitness as he had only a handful amount of cricket that too in different championship leagues which meant that Russell needed to up his game. KKR too needed Russell to get all his guns blazing as they rely on him heavily to give a perfect balance to their side.
The legend of Phoenix states that the bird rises from its own ashes to live its life from scratch. The same stands true from Andre Russell. The big Jamaican rockstar has amassed 207 runs this IPL in the 77 balls he has faced in the 2019 IPL season. Russell has been an absolute carnage to the bowlers especially in the death as he has scored at over sixteen runs per over. Russell has been KKR’s go-to person in almost every situation be it taking wickets or hitting big boundaries. Andre Russell is at the heights of this power this season and is more than ready to hit it big with the IPL trophy that he intends to win.
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