KKR bowler and one of prominent Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav has told the power-hitter Andre Russell’s weakness. He said “He has some problems facing a turning ball. If the ball is turning, then he has a weakness.”
When asked about how he is going to stop his KKR teammate Andre Russell in world cup “It’s not just this, I’ve different plans to unleash against him in the World Cup. I know how to stop him and I’m very clear in my mind. He does not take chance against spinners. He’s a terror for pacers. And I’ve never bowled him at the nets. You are always under pressure when you’re hit for two sixes in a row. It’s important how you comeback. All it takes is one ball to get the batsman out. You can assess a player’s character by that.”
On speaking about his not taking wickets in IPL, he said “If I’m not getting wickets it does not mean I’m not bowling well. Now I play as a matured cricketer and think more about the team. Even as I’m not taking wickets, my economy rate is tight. I feel in this IPL batsmen are not attacking me so much. The batsmen are no more hitting big shots against me. I’m conceding three-four boundaries in every match which means batsmen are trying to play safe barring one match against Delhi”.
“It’s such a format, you may have a bad day where you’re hit for runs. I’m not a magician who will do well in every match. You cannot say I will take so many wickets, Chahal performing well but team is not doing well. You have to play according to your plan. It does not matter if you take nine wickets when your team is at the bottom. I don’t think I’m not bowling well. The wicket does not help spinners anymore as it used to three-four years ago. It has become batting-friendly wicket. Good for T20 cricket.”
On asked to Kuldeep about how is IPL different from playing for team India, he replied “IPL is very different than World Cup. There’s no pressure in franchise cricket. You are under a lot of pressure when you play for India. Someone doing well in IPL also struggles for India. But of course you carry that confidence.”