Former KKR spinner Brad Hogg believes the tension between skipper Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russel is one major flaw the KKR team has going into IPL 2020. The 2019 edition of the IPL saw things getting heated up after the explosive batsman Russel questioned the side’s decision making in reference to sending him lower down the order. In an interview, Karthik spoke about the interview and mentioned that both the players spoke about it and discussed and fixed things between them.
Brad Hogg still believes the tension between the two players is a major flaw still and it’s just a thing of the past. Speaking in the latest episode of ‘Hogg’s Vlog’ on his official Youtube channel, Hogg said: “What is the one flaw in this team? There is only one – the relationship between Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik. We can’t have Andre Russell come out in the media after the game and say we didn’t make the right decisions. That’s got to be done behind closed doors.”
“Brendon McCullum has to make sure he rectifies that relationship, gets on top of it early, because, if there is a little bit of disharmony in this line-up, it can have a ripple effect in a bio-secure environment, and things can get out of hand very quickly,” he further added. Hogg also mentioned that the side had specialists in each department which will prove effective for them.
“The standout player of the team is going to be Tom Banton from England. He is going to lead the way, he is going to be the leading run-scorer for the Kolkata Knight Riders. He also believes that KKR will stand third this season and might take the title during the final series.