However, back in the Caribbean, there’s quite a lot of interest in the IPL, claimed Delhi Daredevils’ West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell. “IPL is the next big thing after the World Cup, I feel. Back home, everyone is keen to know what’s happening here. There is a lot of interest. IPL is like EPL (English Premier League football). Everyone wants to know about it,” said Russell on the sidelines of a training session at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.

Andre Russell

Delhi Daredevils take on Mumbai Indians on Monday and Russell is well aware what compatriot and MI’s star all-rounder Kieron Pollard did in the last match — 33-ball 64 and four wickets as MI beat Rajasthan Royals by 27 runs. “Kieron is a strong man and a very dangerous player. It’s important to get him out soon,” said Russell, who is yet to get a game in this edition of the tournament.