IPL 2019: Match 26, KKR vs DC– Predicted top performer based on stats and records for Fantasy Cricket
Russell had injury issues in the previous game but he would want to play this game.
Updated - Apr 11, 2019 8:30 pm
After getting involved in the only super over of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season so far, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the Delhi Capitals (DC) will face-off again at the Eden Gardens on Friday. The visitors won the thriller last time around but the KKR have always been a team to beat at home. They have so far won both their matches in Kolkata and will be eager to get back to the winning ways.
Andre Russell has been the vital cog for them in three out of the four wins and no wonder he remains the key once again. The Capitals also know that they will have to get the better of the big man in order to stem the run-flow in any situation. They have Kagiso Rabada in the line-up and the contest will be a fascinating one to watch. It will be interesting to see who wins the battle this time around.
Record against the opposition (Delhi):
Andre Russell likes batting against the Capitals and he has already proved it once in the season. In the five matches against them, he has pummelled 169 runs at a strike-rate of 194.25. Though he has only one half-century to his name, the average of 33.8 shows Russell has always made a game-changing impact while batting against them.
Well though Russell is not bowling much, he has made a telling impact against the Delhi Capitals. The all-rounder has picked 10 wickets so far at an average of 17.6 in the 22 overs.
Record at the venue (Eden Garden, Kolkata):
At the Eden Gardens, Russell’s strike-rate goes up to 196.76 and has scored a couple of half-centuries. He has 486 runs for KKR in 20 innings at an average of 34.71.
With the ball: 23 wickets from 25 matches at an average of 25.04
Everyone knows Andre Russell’s form with the bat this season. His lowest score so far in five outings is 48 and has turned games single-handedly with his batting. He has picked five wickets as well though there is doubt over his bowling abilities now.
In this IPL:
48*, 62, 48, 49*, 50* with Bat
0/16 (1), 1/28 (3), 2/21 (3), 2/32 (3) with ball
He costs 10 credits in Dream11 in the all-rounders category and is rightly picked by 91% of the teams. He is a decent option to be made vice-captain.