Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell thinks KKR is losing for decision-making problem in the current season of Indian Premier League IPL-19.
Andre Russell clarified his realization
Firstly, Andre Russell clarified his realization for the continuous failure of former IPL champion KKR, “We have a good team. But having a good team and making bad decisions, that way we are always losing. And that’s what we’ve been doing.” Then explained and points out, “If we had the time and look back at a few games, where we could bowl tighter in areas or bowl bowlers who would actually restrict the game, the right decisions at the right time should have been taken”
Andre Russell added also, “They say our batting has been struggling but our batting hasn’t been struggling really. We get to totals that we should defend, we should restrict teams to lesser totals and going and get those runs.” Again, “When we don’t bowl well as bowlers and don’t take catches… I mean we have been the worst fielding team so far. It’s plain, it’s on TV, for everyone to see… We’ve been playing bad cricket, bowling wrong at the wrong time. That’s what has been costing us games. To be losing and losing in similar ways. It’s disappointing,”
Russell converses with the coach and tried to find the gap, “I’ve been having conversations with the coach (about my batting order), He has been backing me to go out whenever the team needs me. He’s gonna have me as a floater rather than low. So tomorrow maybe you will see me bat a bit earlier or maybe coming at the lower order. But it all depends on what happens tomorrow. You can’t predict the future.”
Then claimed the decision-making problem
Then claimed the decision-making problem, “If we get a good start, maybe I’ll stay where I normally bat, will allow the runs to pile up. Then I can go in with 4-5 overs to go. I’m happy to do that. If my team needs me to be batting 12 overs tomorrow, I’m happy to bat 12. If they need me to bat 3 or 4 overs, that’s my job.”
“Honestly, as a professional cricketer, to be in this position is not the healthiest position. I find myself just being in my room for the last couple of days. Losing games after games… I’m not the kind of guy to be walking around like I’m doing something good. Even if I score a half-century or take five wickets and they are losing it, it doesn’t make me wanna leave my room.”
Finally, Andre Russell concludes with, “I can get out one ball tomorrow while the first that they bowl can go for a six. I’m not afraid to get out. I’m not gonna die. It’s not a life and death situation. You’ve given yourself a chance to score runs, they have given themselves a chance to get you out. Bumrah is a top bowler, Malinga is a top bowler, but they are human beings. Tomorrow they can bowl a few balls that can slip out of the fingers, come out like they don’t usually come out, and (then) I’m in business. I never back out.”
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Therefore, Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell thinks KKR is losing for decision-making problem in the current season of Indian Premier League IPL-19.