Andre Russell

Andre Dwayne Russell was born on 29th April 1988 in Kingston, Jamaica is a Jamaican cricketer. Russell plays for West Indies internationally, for Jamaica in West Indian Domestic cricket, and for Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League (IPL). As an all-rounder. He bats in the middle order for the West Indies. He is regarded as one of the powerful and destructive strikers of the Cricket ball.

Russell made his first-class debut for Jamaica in the 2007 season at an age of 19. However, it was in the 2010 season when Russell showed what he was capable of. He played for the Barnards Green Cricket Club in Worcestershire, England and helped them get promoted to the Birmingham League Cricket. He took 39 wickets at an average of 10.15 andalso made 799 runs in 11 innings.

He made his way to the West Indies A squad and smashed 61 off 34 balls with the bat and took 6/42 with the ball against Ireland in June 2010. As a result , he was selected in the senior team for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.

He made his ODI debut in the year 2011 Cricket World Cup match against Ireland at Mohali. He scored only 3 runs and was bowled by John Mooney, as his side went through a lower order collapse.

Russell caught the eye with some performances with the bat. In only his second ODI against England in the 2011 world cup, he recorded a four-wicket haul and smashed 49. But, it was during the ODI series against India after the world cup that he made a serious impression. In one of the games he smashed a quickfire 92 not out to lift the West Indies.

Before the Odi debut Russell made his Test debut against SriLanka at Galle in 2010. He could manage only 2 runs and captured only a single wicket. It turned out to be the only test match in his career till now.

Russell is the only bowler in T20’s to snatch four wickets in four balls. After some fleeting appearances for Delhi, he was signed up by Kolkata in the IPL 2014, where he had a few decent outings and was a part of a winning side.

Year 2014 was when fortunes turned around for the burly hitter as he was roped in by Kolkata Knight Riders.

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