Andre Russell

West Indies
Age
April 29, 1988 (33 years)
Role
All Rounder
Birth Place
Jamaica
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
West Indies
Bowling Style
Right-arm fast

Andre Russell (born 29 April 1988) plays as an all-rounder for the West Indies in the limited-overs formats and for Jamaica in domestic cricket. He has played in many T20 leagues around the world, appearing in over 300 T20 games.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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Bowling
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Team played

West Indies, Jamaica, Jamaica Invitation XI, Nottinghamshire, Sagicor High Performance Centre, West Indies A, Worcestershire, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, Melbourne Renegades, Sydney Thunder, Khulna Royal Bengals, Sylhet Thunder, Knights, Jamaica Tallawahs, Dhaka Platoon, Cumilla Warriors, Islamabad United, Rajshahi Royals, Multan Sultans, Vancouver Knights, Nangarhar Leopards, Northern Warriors, Southern Brave

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
56
47
9
1034
92*
27.21
794
130.23
0
4
94
57
T20I
62
51
17
692
51*
20.35
450
153.78
0
1
38
58
Test
1
1
0
2
2
2
9
22.22
0
0
0
0
IPL
70
57
8
1190
88*
24.29
703
169.27
0
5
88
91

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
56
55
2290
2229
70
4/35
5.84
31.84
32.71
5
0
0
T20I
62
51
793
1219
35
3/43
9.22
34.83
22.66
0
0
0
Test
1
2
138
104
1
1/73
4.52
104
138
0
0
0
IPL
70
64
1080
1614
61
5/15
8.97
26.46
17.7
2
1
0

In a 2018 CPL (Caribbean Premier League) match, he cracked a hundred in just 40 balls and made a hat trick. In September 2013, playing against India A, he took 4 wickets in consecutive deliveries, becoming the first player in T20 games to achieve the feat.

International Career

Russell played his first and only Test versus Sri Lanka in November 2010. His ODI debut was versus Ireland during the 2011 ODI World Cup. In a group game versus India, he cracked an unbeaten 92 off 64.

Russell was part of the Windies team in the 2019 ODI World Cup. He played the group match against Australia and set a record becoming the fastest batsman, considered the number of balls it took, to crack 1,000 runs in ODIs (off 767 deliveries). However, a knee injury knocked him out of the rest of the tournament.

IPL Career

For the 2012 IPL (Indian Premier League) season, Russell was bought by Delhi Daredevils for $450,000. In 2014, he was selected by Kolkata Knight Riders who needed a hard hitter in the slog overs.

Russell was a big hit in the 2019 IPL, in which he recorded a strike rate of more than 205 (the highest achieved by any player in an IPL season). Moreover, he was awarded the Player of the Tournament. Additionally, he became the top wicket-taker and run-scorer for Kolkata Knight Riders that year and clobbered 52 sixers in the tournament. His amazing performances earned him a spot in Cricinfo’s 2019 IPL XI.

As of July 2020, Russell has played 64 IPL games, amassing 1,400 runs at an average of 33.33 and a scoring rate of 186.41 with 8 fifties. His highest score is 88 not out. He has also grabbed 55 wickets in IPL games, at an average of 27.96, an economy rate of 8.88 and a strike rate of 18.89.

Other T20 Leagues

In May 2018, Russell was selected by Vancouver Knights to play in the Global T20 Canada tournament. In September 2018, he was chosen to play for Nangarhar in the APL (Afghanistan Premier League). The next month, Dhaka Dynamites picked him to play in the 2018 -2019 season of the BPL (Bangladesh Premier League). Vancouver Knights also selected him for the 2019 edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament. Jamaica Tallawahs included him in their team for the 2020 season of the CPL (Caribbean Premier League).

ODI Career Stats

As of July 2020, Russell has played in 56 ODIs, stroking 1,034 runs at an average of 27.21 and a scoring rate of 130.22 with 4 fifties. His highest ODI score is 92 not out. He has claimed 70 wickets in ODIs at an average of 31.84, an economy rate of 5.84 and a strike rate of 32.7 with five 4-wicket hauls in an innings.

T20I Career Stats

In total, Russell has starred in 49 T20Is, clobbering 540 runs at an average of 20.00 and a scoring rate of 151.26. His highest T20I score is 47. He has scalped 26 wickets in T20Is at an average of 37.46, an economy rate of 9.08 and a strike rate of 24.7.

Playing Style and Career Progress

Playing for the West Indies, Russell has two T20 World Cup triumphs under his belt. He is a hard-hitting batsman, resourceful medium-fast bowler and an athletic fielder.

Russell played his maiden first-class match at the age of 19 for Jamaica. His good performance in domestic cricket earned him a spot in the Windies A team. In a 50-over match versus Ireland in 2010, he clobbered 61 in 34 and grabbed 6/42. This sterling performance earned him selection in the West Indies squad for the 2011 ODI World Cup. In that tournament, he achieved great results against India, smashing 92 in 64 to rescue his team from 92/7.

Russell next had a big game against the Proteas in 2015 at Port Elizabeth. He cracked 64 in 40 to help his team successfully chase 263. Russell says the secret behind his success in the slog overs is that he enjoys the challenge of hitting big when there are only a few overs left.

Russell’s match-winning all-round skills in all three departments make him a much-sought-after player for T20 franchises around the world. In 2013, he helped the Jamaica Tallawahs become champions in the CPL. Russell was named Player of the Series in the 2015 IPL.

In the 2015 – 2016 BBL (Big Bash League) season, Russell scored runs at an amazing rate of 186.86 and claimed 16 scalps in 10 games. He helped Kolkata Knight Riders win the IPL title in 2014. In addition, he played a key role in Comilla Victorians winning the BPL title, the Sydney Thunder claiming BBL honors and Islamabad United winning the PSL (Pakistan Super League) title in 2016. In the 2016 T20 World Cup, he helped Windies triumph and become the first nation to win this tournament twice.

Ban from Cricket

While Russell was enjoying great success in T20 leagues, he got embroiled in a controversy in 2015 as he was charged with not informing the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission about his whereabouts three times. This offence was considered equal to a single-failed dope test. Officials were conducting hearings for more than a year and the Independent Jamaican Anti-Doping Panel found him guilty and banned him from cricket for one year in the period from 31 January 2017 to 30 January 2018.

Personal Life

Russell married American model Jassym Lora, his longtime girlfriend, in 2016. Recently, the couple announced that they were expecting a baby.

Outside Cricket

Russell released a couple of singles under the name ‘Dre Russ’ in 2014. He collaborated with Beenie Man in one of the songs.

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