Dre Russ: More Hype Than Substance Or Genuine Match-Winner?
Cricket Today|April 30, 2021
His shot selection has also been a big question mark. In KKR’s first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Russell went for a wild slog against the guile of leggie Rashid Khan. Most players struggle to take on Rashid even when they are well set...

West Indian and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Andre Russell is regarded as one of the most dangerous strikers of the cricket ball. When he hits the ball, he can smash it a really long way. His giant built and swagger make him appear like more of a wrestler and less of a cricketer. Of course, he has proven credentials as a cricketer. He has played some incredible knocks with the bat to lift his franchise out of trouble and haul them to unbelievable wins. Russell is also a highly underrated medium-pacer, who can chip in with the key, sometimes match-winning contributions, with the ball. Looking specifically at his record with the bat in the IPL though, is it time to question whether Russell is just an over-hyped big hitter of the cricket? We do some number crunching to try and arrive at an answer.

ANDRE RUSSELL’S PERFORMANCE IN IPL 2021 SO FAR

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