To begin with, let's understand why the cricketing world is so fascinated by all-rounders.
In layman terms, you have a wicket-keeper who bats a bit and you have five batsmen and five bowlers. In effect, you have six people who can bat and five people who can bowl as their primary skill, out of the 11 players in the team. Now, if a couple of the batsmen can bowl a bit and a couple of bowlers can bat a bit, it gives immense balance to the side as the captain then has more options at his disposal.
Although West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell has been banned for a one-year by an anti-doping tribunal, his lawyer, Kingston's Patrick Foster maintain that his client is innocent. Foster described Russell as a clean athlete
Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders were one of the favourites to win the Indian Premier League 2016. And, while they did well to make it to the play-offs, they weren’t good enough to progress all the way
Kolkata Knight Riders were always favourites to win against Kings XI Punjab. But, under new skipper Murali Vijay, the Kings had shown some signs of encouragement. Kolkata, however, were too good for them.