Morgan to drop himself to include Russell in the finale against CSK – Vaughan

KKR and CSK will clash in the finale of IPL 2021. Talking about the final, former England cricketer Michael Vaughan stated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) should play Andre Russell in the final game.

The Windies all-rounder has missed the last five games due to a hamstring injury but has regained the fitness ahead of the important clash. Vaughan further said that if Russell is fit, he might replace Shakib-al-Hasan.

However, he also added that it won’t be surprising if skipper Eoin Morgan drops himself to include Russell in the squad.

“They have to make a call on the pitch because when they played at Sharjah, they got used to the pitch, knew the conditions, and stuck with the team. Dubai might be a different proposition, it might be a different surface. If Andre Russell can bowl four overs, they may turn to change Shakib,” said Vaughan while speaking to Cricbuzz.

“You know, they may think that a left-arm spinner (won’t be required). Again, we’ll talk about Eoin Morgan (chuckles). I personally wouldn’t drop him, but do not be surprised if he drops himself) because I just know the character that he is. He will do what he feels is best for the team,” he added.