Matches (14)
ZIM v WI (1)
Super Smash (1)
SA20 (3)
ILT20 (3)
BBL (1)
BPL 2023 (2)
Ranji Trophy (1)
WI 4-Day (2)

Full Name

Andre Dwayne Russell

Born

April 29, 1988, Jamaica

Age

34y 282d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Playing Role

Allrounder

A world-class seam-bowling allrounder from Jamaica, Andre Russell made his first-class debut at 19 and Test debut at 22, but it is as a T20 legend, sought after by every franchise league in the world, that he will be remembered.

By the time Russell was little more than five years into international cricket, he was a two-time T20 world champion. A batter who hits the ball hard enough to make it scream for mercy, he functions primarily as a finisher. He generates fair pace and bounce with the ball in hand and when it is anywhere near him in the field, it doesn't matter at what speed it's travelling; Russell will probably get to it. He is less a cricketer, in the traditional sense, than an athlete.

He first came to notice with his exploits in a 50-over game against Ireland in June 2010, smashing 61 off 34 balls and taking 6 for 42. It was a performance that helped him win a place in West Indies' 2011 World Cup squad. Things didn't go to plan in that tournament, but Russell's capabilities were on show against newly crowned champions India in June when he came out at No. 9, with the score at 96 for 7, and smashed 92 off 64 balls.

His impact in international cricket was somewhat sporadic until 2015, when, against South Africa in Port Elizabeth, he provided a consolation victory for West Indies on a difficult tour by hitting 64 off 40 balls to chase down 263 with one wicket to spare.

Russell's skills were evident in domestic T20 cricket all along. He had a ground-breaking CPL in 2013 when his team Jamaica Tallawahs became champions. Just as he was reaching stratospheric heights, he served time on the sidelines, when the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission charged him for not making himself available for drug tests on three occasions in 2015, an offence tantamount to one failed test. Russell was found guilty of a whereabouts-clause violation and banned for a year by an independent doping panel in Jamaica for most of 2017.

His star shone brightest at the IPL in 2015, when he was named Player of the Series, and in the Big Bash League later that year, when he struck at 186.86 and picked up 16 wickets - joint-second best - from ten matches. He won the CPL with Tallawahs in 2013, the IPL with Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014, the Bangladesh Premier League with Comilla Victorians, the BBL with Sydney Thunder, and the Pakistan Super League title with Islamabad United in 2016.

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test110222.00922.22000010
ODI56479103492*27.21794130.22049457110
T20I6757197415119.50475156.00014262160
FC1724160912826.47nullnull20nullnull60
List A9378181953132*32.55nullnull28nullnull220
T20432371967277121*26.464326168.212284895821860
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1213810411/731/104104.004.52138.0000
ODI565522902229704/354/3531.845.8432.7500
T20I67568911364393/433/4334.979.1822.8000
FC173120831104545/369/7820.443.1838.5430
List A9390377734181316/286/2826.095.4228.8540
T20432388690998423855/155/1525.568.5417.9910
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Andre Russell smashed a 29-ball 57
Andre Russell celebrates after dismissing Rohan Mustafa in the first over
Andre Russell looked to fight a lone war with the bat
Andre Russell and Sunil Narine have a chat as Akeal Hosein and co walk
Andre Russell tees off
Nic Maddinson and Andre Russell bump fists in the middle