HEADLINE: Russell could score double-hundred for KKR if he bats higher

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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9/8/20, 9:49:26 AM 

Andre Russell is perhaps the most destructive batsmen in T20 cricket. Batting in the lower order for whichever team he is playing for, the powerful Jamaican can change the course of a game in just a few overs.

Few who saw his blistering CPL 100 for the Jamaica Tallawahs against the Trinbago Knight Riders at Port of Spain, Trinidad on August 10, 2018, will ever forget it.

Coming to the wicket with the Jamaica Tallawahs stuttering at 41 for 5 in the seventh over of their T20 clash, chasing 224 for victory, Russell smashed six sixes and 13 fours as he raced to an unbeaten 121 from just 49 balls.

Over the years, he has also often engaged in similar rescue acts for his Indian Premier League franchise the Kolkata Knight Riders. However, with the IPL about to begin and with the franchise acquiring the services of Eoin Morgan, team mentor David Hussey explored the idea of Russell batting higher in the order, now that his role as a closer will be shared with the big-hitting Irishman.

Hussey was asked at a recent press conference whether it is likely that Russell could bat higher in the Knight Riders’ line up, especially in light of his long-time complaints of not being able to face more balls.

“Why not?" Hussey responded.

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link Atl_View Joined: Jul 2, 2012
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9/8/20, 11:51:00 AM 
Not if the umpire kills his him off before the hitting starts. The CPL this year is not only on record for the most mediocre batting but now umpiring. 2020 is the year that it is all happening ...

link rhatid Joined: Jun 19, 2013
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9/8/20, 5:03:37 PM 
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Russel could never score a hundred much less a double hundred against TKR. These "umpires" would never allow it. Not only is the cricket itself is mediocre at best, but the CPL umpiring is way below standard, compared to the rest of the world. These "umpires" are either very incompetent or very dishonest. My question is, when will the CPL come into the 21st century. When will they begin to use the challenge system. Is it that they can't find anyone in the Caribbean capable of operating the technology? Until the CPL makes an entry into the 21st century and begins to use the technology to override these dubious calls made by these so-called umpires on the field, the CPL will remain uninteresting and unenjoyable as they languish behind the rest of the cricketing world.

link Atl_View Joined: Jul 2, 2012
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9/8/20, 11:58:25 PM 
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..and so will the level of our cricket standards. Just about everything is going downhill except our raw talent.

link bolls Joined: Jun 13, 2019
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9/9/20, 10:01:03 AM 
Hussey is out of his mind talking shite.

lol lol lol

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