The most successful team in the cash-rich Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings, has been struggling with their bowling, as their bowlers are finding it difficult to stop the run-flow at crucial junctures.
Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Ryan ten Doeschate heaped praise on teammate Andre Russell for taking the game away from Chennai Super Kings with a scintillating knock and open their campaign in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 on a winning note.
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday said Andre Russell and Ryan ten Doeschate played "unbelievable" knocks and also hailed spinner Sunil Narine for his economical spell, which according to him were instrumental in his side's seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings the Champions League Twenty20 opener here.
Andre Russell smashed a breathtaking half century while Ryan ten Doeschate struck a fine unbeaten 51 to guide IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders to a seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in a Group A match of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, here today.
Unbeaten Jamaica Tallawahs kept their perfect record intact by handing Guyana Amazon Warriors their first defeat, with a narrow four-run victory in the ninth match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) here.
Encouraged by the presence of many "team players", Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach Wasim Akram has expressed confidence that his side will make it to the final four in the IPL as they have a "good enough" bowling attack.
His legs slightly spread, knees somewhat bent, Andre Russell regaled the audience by crossing his arms and breaking into the Gangnam-style jig, and then won their hearts with a proclamation that West Indians playing in the IPL are treated ‘better’ in India than in the Caribbean.
Delhi Daredevils all-rounder Andre Russell today said that he hoped to fill in the void left by the big hitting duo of Kevin Pietersen and Jesse Ryder in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League beginning on Wednesday.