Incidentally, KKR handled concerns over Sunil Narine’s action and Andre Russell’s creaking knee in the past. But the timing of the two ought to be slightly disconcerting. The pair has been central to KKR’s tweaked death-overs strategy with the ball and having two key players operating at less than peak capacity could have a bearing on the second half of their season – something the management will be vary of given the implosion last year.
It’s not like that KKR do not have death bowlers but the that extra option at the death means DK can go all out in the powerplay with his strike bowlers. The way Narine won them the last two matches with the ball from the jaws of defeat, KKR would surely not want his best bowler to be in any sort of trouble. And Russell too had a long time trouble with his knees and this knee injury might force him to do only one job for KKR, batting.