Indian Premier League, Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Face-off: Amit Mishra vs Andre Russell
IPL 2020, DC vs KKR: Andre Russell is looking to get back to his disastrous best.© BCCI / IPL
Andre Russell is one of the men appearing in the party for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2020. The franchise’s slightly questionable batting did well with the big West Indies with their nose fours on the wide side of the ropes to make sure they had enough runs to play. Russell looked to be in form in the last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, but there are more gears to shift. The Delhi capitals would be hoping that Amit Mishra’s balls would be like attacking batsmen, and they would face Delhi’s side.
Russell is yet to perform his best for KKR in IPL 2020. He has only 35 runs from three matches, but 24 of them came in the last match. The strike rate is still 140.00. In IPL cricket, ‘Dre Juice’ has scored 1,435 runs in 67 matches at a rocking rate of 184.92, so there is still a lot to be expected from him.
Mishra started IPL 2020 as he does most other tournaments – quietly. He has played two matches when Ravichandran Ashwin injured his shoulder and took two wickets with an economy of 7.25.
Overall, Mishra has been a very big IPL player, with 149 matches to his name. He has taken 159 wickets with an economy of 7.34.
Mishra may not look like a challenge to Russell, but Delhi’s legacy is a heap of experience and a determination that is not always clear. He will face challenge and face to face.
Note: All statistics courtesy iplt20.com