IPL 2021, RCB vs KKR: Andre Russell shall be hoping to be totally match for the upcoming recreation vs DC.© BCCI/IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Eoin Morgan revealed that Andre Russell has a Grade 2 hamstring tear and the all-rounder is working laborious with the medical group to be totally match for Qualifier 2 in opposition to Delhi Capitals on Wednesday. Sunil Narine stole the present as KKR beat RCB in Eliminator in Sharjah on Monday. After the match, Morgan mentioned KKR will take a choice on Russell’s availability on how the all-rounder presents himself on Tuesday. “Andre has a Grade 2 hamstring tear, and it is solely been a few weeks since that harm. He has labored extremely laborious together with our medical group with intensive rehabilitation to try to get himself again on the park,” Morgan mentioned within the post-match press convention.
“We solely have 48 hours earlier than the subsequent recreation. So we’ll should take that call (on whether or not he’s match to play) primarily based on how he presents himself tomorrow (Tuesday) and the subsequent day,” he added.
KKR had gained two video games within the IPL 2021 in the course of the first half however the facet got here again with sturdy performances within the UAE leg to qualify for the playoffs.
“Within the first part of the event, we have been nonetheless making an attempt to implement Buzz’s (Brendon McCullum) mantra of making an attempt to play optimistic, aggressive cricket. Within the first part it did not fairly occur,” mentioned Morgan.
“All through this second part, folks have turned up with a unique motivation and drive to try to play the aggressive model of cricket.”
“Our bowlers have proven us the best way – how one can be aggressive with the ball in making an attempt to take wickets and figuring out when to carry again and be just a little bit extra defensive. That is led the best way with our batting as properly,” he signed off.
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