Time for Andre Russell to perform, feels Brian Lara

The last-year’s Most Valuable Player Russell’s lean patch continued and could well cost them in the end.

By   |  Sports Bureau  |  Published: 19th Oct 2020  12:39 pm

Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders recorded a super-over win against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday to revive their chances of playoffs. However, the last-year’s Most Valuable Player Andre Russell’s lean patch continued and could well cost them in the end.

Former West Indies great Brian Lara felt that it is time Russell hit the form for the Eoin Morgan-led side. He was also not in favour of changing captaincy. “Captaincy was never a problem for KKR. Sunil Narine won them a couple of matches with his bowling while defending a total so he needs to get that his action sorted out. But Andre Russell needs to get runs, anybody can captain a team. I think they have put more pressure on themselves now, the camera is on them, they’ve had a change of captain, something is happening in the camp which is not right. That’s just the worst defeat for KKR that I’ve seen,” Lara added.


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