Andre Russell to miss the next match following his wrist injury?
Kolkata Knight Riders lost by a big margin of 7 wickets against Delhi Capitals with the help of Shikhar Dhawan’s outstanding unbeaten knock of 97 runs yesterday. But the bigger news than this is KKR needed to manage a major blow. Andre Russell strolled off the field during the second innings and it appears that he has been much harmed.
Russell injured his wrist during the previous meeting against Delhi Capitals in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) when a full-toss delivery from Harshal Patel hit his wrist badly. Since then, he has been struggling with his wrist but he played all of the matches.
Yesterday he also struggled during the batting as well. He battled while batting too. His wrist was tormenting a bit and regardless of scoring 45 runs off 21 balls, he never looked ease at the crease. In the second innings, the big West-Indian all-rounder bowled three overs after he skipped bowling in the previous two matches. However, at the end of his third over, Russell left limping. Additionally, the worries expanded when he avoided the post-match interview session where he won one of the match awards for performing well.
Russell has been in superb form in this year’s IPL as he single-handedly won many matches for KKR this season. He’s their leading run-scorer with scoring 302 runs off just 142 runs with a strike rate of above 200.
But as his injury concern has been increased, it puts him in a serious doubt to start the next game against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday. It remains to be seen the availability of him in the next game and if he doesn’t play who’ll replace his vacancy in the team.