Reasons why Andre Russell and Prithvi Shaw not playing in KKR vs DC in IPL 2021. Andre Russell and Prithvi Shaw have both missed out. On their respective playing XIs for today’s IPL 2021 match in Sharjah. Russell is constrained by his injure. While fielding during KKR’s recent encounter against Chennai. Also, David Hussey only disclose that the West Indian “felt something pop” in his leg. Eoin Morgan didn’t confirm the degree of his injury or the possible recovery time during the toss.
Andre’s loss could be decisive for the two-time champions. Also, given how he looked in pristine bowling form. He currently sits on 183 runs at a strike rate of 152.50. Moreover, 11 wickets at an average over 16 after 10 games in the Indian Premier League 2021.
Prithvi chooses up an injury whereas batting amid DC’s final match against Rajasthan. Moreover, he didn’t take the field within the second innings. Shaw is currently the second-highest scorer for the franchise this season with 329 runs in IPL 2021.
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Prithvi Shaw’s record against Knight Riders is also admirable in four half-centuries in the last five games. Seeing Shaw on the bench will maybe come as some help to Morgan and his team.
Kolkata Knight Riders have replaced Reasons why Andre Russell with Tim Southee. This is a more conservative choice. Also, possibly made after considering Russell’s ability to bowl in the middle overs. Southee doesn’t have a convincing record in the Indian Premier League with 28 wickets in 40 matches at 46.18. But he could help the team with his vast experience.
Steve Smith is played six games in the competition with a score of 104 runs. It will be interesting to see how he fares while partnering with Shikhar Dhawan in the top order. Kolkata won the toss and was picked to bowl first in Sharjah.