In the Indian Premier League 2019 Andre Russell emerged as giant of the world cricket, giant who can hit sixes at will, against any bowler he wants. He ended up hitting record 52 sixes in the last edition of IPL.
The 6 feet 3 inch West Indies cricketer is yet to fire this IPL, yet to hit a six. His throne in IPL 2020 is currently overtaken by someone else, someone by the name of Sanju Samson of Rajasthan Royals.
Unlike Russell who believes in brute power, 5ft7inch Samson is making the world notice and applaud for his sixth sense of reading the length of ball a shade faster than anyone else in the business and that is resulting in him hitting sixes with that sweet sound of timber.
Samson is the new Russell of IPL 2020. In two games so far the diminutive looking Samson has hit the ball for SIX 16 times and has scored 159 runs @ unbelieveable strike rate of 214.86.
Today it’s time for Russell vs Samson in the battle of SIXES. Probably who will hit more, who will hit clean – will win the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals match.
RR vs KKR Live in IPL 2020 : It is time for Sanju Samson vs Andre Russell in the battle of Sixes
The big question would be will Dinesh Karthik and KKR team management send the big man up in the batting order or will he once again be wasted.
In the two games KKR has played up till now, Russell has looked little aloof – without probably a define role in the team. In the game against Mumbai Indians, chasing 195 he came into bat at 6 and by the time the game was already out of KKR hands even by the Russell standards.
In the 2nd game against SRH – he did not get a chance to bat. Someone who has hit 52 Sixes last year, scored 510 Runs @ Strike Rate of 204.81 is being not used up the order is little difficult to digest for any KKR fan.
Will he be promoted up the order tonite, only time will tell. But if KKR has to compete with the well-oiled and in-form batting unit of Rajasthan Royals, they can’t afford to waste a super impactful player like Russell anymore.
On the other hand – cynosure of all eyes Samson is being handled with care by the Royals management. The champion is being treated with feather-hands even in presence of the likes of Steve Smith and Jos Butler and given number 3 position to bat where he can show his full potential to everyone.
That is the reason, Samson will start as favorite to win the battle of sixes against Russell and Rajasthan Royals will start as favorite to beat Kolkata Knight Riders tonite.
RR vs KKR in IPL 2020 LIVE: Where to catch RR vs KKR Live Streaming?
The match between RR VS KKR will be live broadcasted on Star Sports Network in the Indian Sub-Continent. The RR VS KKR will also be Live Streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.
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