Russell in doubt for DC clash after picking up hamstring niggle

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26 Sep 2021 | 05:07 PM
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Russell in doubt for DC clash after picking up hamstring niggle

KKR mentor David Hussey said Russell had felt something with his hamstring after he walked off the field during the match against CSK

Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell could be sidelined for their upcoming clash against Delhi Capitals after he picked up a hamstring niggle while fielding against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.

Russell walked off the field after saving a boundary during the 17th over of the CSK match which is a cause of concern for KKR as they prepare to face DC on Tuesday. 

"It's still too early to tell," KKR mentor David Hussey said at the post-match press conference. "He said he felt something pop in his leg, his hamstring. We've got the best medical staff in the business so they'll tend to him and hopefully it's nothing too serious, because he's a key part of our team. He's been playing very very nicely with the bat, the ball, and in the field. So hopefully nothing too serious and he can come back and light the competition up like we know Andre Russell can do."

Russell, who was due to bowl the 19th over, was replaced by Prasidh Krishna as the pacer was hit for 22 runs by Ravindra Jadeja. CSK got over the line off the last ball after Sunil Narine dismissed Sam Curran and Jadeja in the final over.

"Of course when Andre went off the park he had one over to go. Was he gonna bowl? No one really knows. He bowled particularly well up front, so he probably was going to bowl the 19th over," Hussey said.

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