Turning ball is Russell's weakness: Kuldeep

Andre Russell has showed signs of weakness against the turning ball, feels Kuldeep Yadav, insisting he has enough tricks up his sleeves to outwit the big-hitting West Indian in the World Cup.

Russell has been a picture of consistency for Kolkata Knight Riders, amassing 257 runs from just 121 balls with a stunning ball striking rate of 212.39 in this IPL.

However, his KKR teammate Kuldeep said he has found a chink in Russell's armour which he will look to exploit during the May 30-July 14 showpiece event.

"He has some problems facing a turning ball. If the ball is turning, then he has a weakness," the 24-year-old told in an interview.

"It's not just this, I've different plans to unleash against him in the World Cup. I know how to stop him and I'm very clear in my mind," he added.

He has been sharing the dressing room with Russell but Kuldeep conceded that he has never bowled to him at the nets.

"He does not take chance against spinners. He's a terror for pacers. And I've never bowled him at the nets. You are always under pressure when you're hit for two sixes in a row," he said.

"It's important how you comeback. All it takes is one ball to get the batsman out. You can assess a player's character by that."