Full Name

Andre Dwayne Russell

Born

April 29, 1988, Jamaica

Age

35y 355d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Playing Role

Allrounder

Andre Russell IPL factfile

- Andre Russell made his IPL debut in 2012, for Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals). He played seven matches across two seasons without doing much of note.

- Russell has been with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) since 2014 (save for 2017, when he was sidelined, serving a doping ban) and they won their second IPL title in his first season with them

- He has developed into a fearsome lower-order hitter and scored over 2200 runs for KKR at a strike rate of more than 170.

- Russell's bustling, hit-the-deck bowling has been an asset for Knight Riders over the years. He took 97 wickets in his first nine years with them.

- Russell has made over 300 runs in an IPL season four times, in 2015 (326 runs), 2018 (316), 2019 (510) and 2022 (335).

- He was formidable in the 2022 season, taking 17 wickets to go with his 300-plus runs from 14 games. However, KKR had a disappointing season, finishing seventh.

- Russell played his 100th game for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2023 season.

Andre Russell player profile

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.

Andre Russell Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests110222.00922.22000010
ODIs56479103492*27.21794130.22049457110
T20Is7565219557121.70584163.52035581180
FC1724160912826.47--20--60
List A9378181953132*32.55--28--220
T20s4884211168337121*27.334909169.832315506782040

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests1213810411/731/104104.004.52138.0000
ODIs565522902229704/354/3531.845.8432.7500
T20Is756410581673493/193/1934.149.4821.5000
FC173120831104545/369/7820.443.1838.5430
List A9390377734181316/286/2826.095.4228.8540
T20s4884387691111184365/155/1525.508.6717.6910
Andre Dwayne Russell

Explore Statsguru Analysis

Test
ODI
T20I

Recent Matches of Andre Russell

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
KKR vs RR130/1716-Apr-2024Eden GardensT20
KKR vs LSG--1/1614-Apr-2024Eden GardensT20
KKR vs CSK100/808-Apr-2024ChennaiT20
KKR vs DC411/1403-Apr-2024VisakhapatnamT20
KKR vs RCB--2/2929-Mar-2024BengaluruT20

Videos of Andre Russell

Photos of Andre Russell

Andre Russell and Sunil Narine embrace after the latter's hundred
Andre Russell acknowledges Sunil Narine's century
Andre Russell started in a hurry
Andre Russell dismissed a set KL Rahul
Andre Russell prepares to bat at the Eden Gardens nets
The flashlights were out among the crowd when MS Dhoni was in the middle