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Gambhir performed essential position’ Tom Moody on KKR retaining Andre Russell & Sunil Narine

I really feel that Gautam Gambhir has been fairly pivotal within the retention of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine,” mentioned Tom Moody.

Former Australian cricket and professional Tom Moody has acknowledged that Gautam Gambhir performed a pivotal position in Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) retaining Andre Russell and Sunil Narine for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The 2-time champs KKR on Sunday retained Andre Russell and Sunil Narine alongside Anukul Ry, Harshit Rana, Jason Roy, Nitish Rana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Suyash Sharma, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakaravarthy, and Venkatesh Iyer.

Each West Indian gamers have been a significant member of the KKR for an honest period of time. To notice Russell joined KKR in 2014, whereas Narine joined in 2012 and each of them have been mainstays within the crew since then.

“They each have been phenomenal cricketers for KKR and are actually part of their. I really feel that Gambhir has been fairly pivotal within the retention of Russell and Narine. Gambhir understands them, he’s performed with them, he’s captain them and he’ll be capable of get one of the best out of them,” mentioned Moody to ESPNcricinfo.

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Nonetheless, Moody additionally revealed their hesitation relating to Russell’s bodily situation as a substitute of his efficiency. Russell scored 227 runs in 14 matches whereas selecting seven wickets for KKR in IPL 2023.

“I feel we’ll see a special consequence in 2024 close to what Russell brings to the desk. The one hesitation I’ve isn’t ability. It’s whether or not he can maintain collectively bodily as a result of, we’ve seen him break down on a few events over latest yr and it’s been fairly alarming. His bowling has been fairly restricted as nicely, and so they haven’t had the entry to his full quota of overs,” Moody added.



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