The change in captaincy has worked well for the Kolkata Knight Riders as they won their first game against the Sunrisers and they will take on Mumbai in their next fixture. Eoin Morgan led the team brilliantly and his bowling changes along with the team selection proved to be perfect.
Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi performed well in the first game and set it up well for the likes of Dinesh Karthik to finish off with a bang in the end. Russell executed his yorkers to perfection while bowling at the death and the SRH batsmen found it very difficult to hit the much-needed boundaries. Here are 3 stars from Kolkata Knight Riders who can be game-changers against Mumbai Indians.
IPL 2021: 3 Stars From Kolkata Knight Riders Who Can Be Game Changers:
Russell did not have the best of outings with the bat in the first game against SRH but backed it up with a fine display of bowling in the end. He came around the wicket and hit the blockhole hard and the batsmen did could not get underneath the delivery. Russell’s figures may not showcase how good he was in the death.
He conceded 32 runs in his three overs and picked up an important wicket at the death when Vijay Shankar was looking to explode. Russell could only five runs in his innings and was dismissed to a superb catch in the long-on region from Manish Pandey.
He is due in for some more runs and he has done well against the Mumbai Indians in the past. If he can stay in the crease for some more time, he can be a game-changer with the bat too.