Aakash Chopra gives suggestions to Kolkata Knight Riders: Who can be the backup player of Andre Russell

Andre Russell, the explosive all-rounder of the West Indies cricket team, is known as the best player in T20 cricket.

But for Kolkata Knight Riders, the 13th season of IPL 2020 did very poorly. Despite Russell’s poor performance last season, the Kolkata Knight Riders have retained him once again.

The mini option auction for the 1st season of the Indian Premier League 2021 is scheduled for 18 February.

And before that, all the franchises have handed over their list to the board by keeping and releasing their team players.

Kolkata Knight Riders have released a total of 6 players this time, including players like Chris Green and Tom Banton.

Just before the Indian Premier League 2021 auction, former cricket and commentator of the Indian cricket team, Aakash Chopra, suggested the names of two players as a backup to Andre Russell.

Who could be included as the backup of Andre Russell for the Kolkata team? Andre Russell was injured during the 2020 IPL season.

Because of which the Kolkata Knight Riders had to pay a huge amount of money. Aakash Chopra has advised the Kolkata team that he could include Australian players Henriques and Chris Green in his team as the backup of Andre Russell in this auction.

Aakash Chopra gives suggestions to Kolkata Knight Riders: Who can be the backup player of Andre Russell
Andre Russell

Aakash Chopra said on his YouTube channel that it is very important for the Kolkata team to have Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik in good form.

Both these batsmen come to bat at number 5 and 6 for Kolkata. And if the Kolkata team has to perform well then the running of these two players becomes important.

He further said that if Andre Russell gets injured in the Kolkata team then its effect can be clearly seen on the Kolkata team.

After he is injured, the entire picture and the direction of the match changes. Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra said, “If Russell gets injured, then in such a situation, it is very important to have a player as his backup.”

Who could perform like him in the team due to his injury? If the Kolkata team is considering bringing the fast bowler all-rounder into the team, then they should turn to Chris Green or Henriques in the mini option.


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