Andre Russell

Not so much is known about Andre’s life growing up, except that he was born to Sandra Davis and Michael Russell. And he has three siblings. His family lived in abject poverty even though his mother was a teacher by profession. Sandra is an advocate for education, wanted her son to advance his studies, but the young boy already had his focus on cricket. Accordingly, Andre told his mother to let him try his hand on the game for two years, something the mother agreed to. And as a bowler, he surprised everyone with his bowling and hard-hitting style skills.

Basic Information About the Player

Full Name: ANDRE RUSSELL
Nationality: Jamaican
Age: 33 years
Batting Style: Right-Handed
Teams: West Indies, Jamaica Scorpions, Jamaica Invitation XI, Nottinghamshire, Sagicor High-Performance Centre, and West Indies A, Worcestershire, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, Melbourne Renegades, Sydney Thunder, Khulna Royal Bengals, Sylhet Thunder, Knights, Jamaica
Bowl Style: Right-arm fast

Achievements

  • He debuted into the cricket world in 2007 at the age of 19.
  • Remarkable career growth is traced back to 2011, when he appeared in matches against Ireland and Pakistan.
  • In 2012, he joined Khulna Royals, a team that he did not play for long because he was picked by the Delhi Daredevils in the same year.
  • In 2013, he joined the Jamaica Tallawahs.
  • 2014, he transferred to Kolkata Knight Riders, with whom he won the most valuable

Awards

  1. 2015: Most Valuable Player in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  2. 2016: Won the T20 WC with West Indies
  3. 2019: Maximum Sixes Award
  4. 2019: Most Valuable Player Award, T20 WC
  5. Besides, he is the only T20 bowler to have taken four wickets in four consecutive deliveries

Challenges

Andre has not been faced with any discipline cases except that in 2016, he was found guilty of missing three doping tests and was given a one-year ban from cricket. However, this did not bar the ace from playing cricket. He went ahead to play for different franchises globally. His powerful ability on the pitch made him even more popular with his fans and players alike. He is one of the most dreaded batsmen in the world.

Last Match Played

According to recent reports, Russell is not in his best form currently, and this is making Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) look bad on the field. The match against KKR saw him leaked 38 runs in 2 overs. Besides, he also failed to finish the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) recently. However, professionals have noted with optimism that once he is back in form, he is a classic act on the pitch.

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