IPL 2019: The only good thing that has happened for Kolkata Knight Riders this season is Andre Russell. Russell has taken his hitting-game to the next level and has won matches single-handedly for KKR. It has been a one-man-show for KKR and that is what has hurt them in the league thus far. After the first quarter of the tournament, KKR were at the top of the points table. But the second half has been disastrous which has seen KKR lose five matches on-the-trot. With KKR looking to rebuild for the final phase of the league, Russell is a big factor. The West Indian was spotted smashing the daylights out of the bowlers in the nets and he turned on his beast mode. KKR posted the video from his net session and captioned it aptly as, “Andre’s routine – Eat, Sleep, SMASH IT OUT OF THE PARK, Repeat!” Also Read - IPL 2021: Punjab Kings Write Letter to BCCI Asking Why Their Preferred Venues Weren't Allotted Matches
In the season thus far, Russell has amassed 392 runs in 10 games at a staggering strike rate of 217.77. He has already hit 41 sixes, just goes to show how dangerous he can be.
KKR need to win all their remaining matches to make the cut and that is very difficult.