Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Andre Russell has said that the franchise is not focusing only on Jos Buttler in their preparation for the match against the Rajasthan Royals (RR). However, they are on a five-match losing streak in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season and are placed in the bottom half of the points table as well.
Notably, Jos Buttler has been in sublime form in the tournament, already amassing 566 runs in just nine matches. Moreover, the wicket-keeper batter has scored centuries too.
While talking about that, Andre Russell told KKR.in: “We know what their bowlers will look to do and who we need to focus on. Jos Buttler is the one who hurt is in that game. We are not going in the game focusing on just Jos Buttler because if it’s not his day, we can’t get him out cheaply, celebrate big and pretend that we have won the game.”
Notably, KKR are at risk of missing out on the playoff berth for the third time in the last four years if they do not win matches now. While saying that the key is to take one game at a time and keep believing in the team, Andre Russell said: “We have lost five on the chart but if we keep believing, we can win the next five on the chart. We just have to take one game at a time and try to learn from our mistakes.”
“We still have a chance and we just have to play our best brand of cricket. We have to be a bit more fearless in terms of decision-making. We have to do whatever it takes to do something different and get those two points. We all have to come together as a unit and do it,” Andre Russell concluded.