Andre Russell Profile – Age, Achievements, Career, Stats & More

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Andre Dwayne Russell hails from Jamaica and plays for the West Indies team. In the IPL, he plays for Kolkata Knight Riders. Andre made his Test debut against Sri Lanka In 2010 and debuted for the ODI in the 2011 World Cup. He took the world by storm due to his energy during the 2011 World Cup. Andre is an all-rounder and bats right-handed and bowls the right-arm fast. In addition, he is one of the greatest hitters the world has ever seen.

Basic Information About Andre Dwayne Russell

Full Name Andre Dwayne Russell
Age 33 years
Born In Jamaica
Bat Style Right-handed
Bowl Style Right-arm fast
Nationality Jamaican
Birth Date 29th April 1988
Height 6ft 06 in (1.85m)
Spouse Jassym Lora
Net Worth $ 13 million
Teams Jamaica Tallawahs, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajshahi Royals

 

Cricket Batting and Bowling Stats:

Test: Andre Russell has played one Test match in his career. However, he had a batting average of 2.0 and a strike rate of 22.22. Andre Russell has bowled in one match and has two innings and 104 runs. He picked one wicket with a bowling average of 104.0. In addition, he has the best bowling in innings of 1/73 and the best bowling in a match of 1/104.

ODI: Andre Russell has played 56 matches in the ODIs. In this format, he made 47 innings and scored 1034 runs. His ODO average is 27.22 and a strike rate of 130.23. He has also scored 94 fours and 57 sixes. In bowling, Andre Russell has made 55 innings and 2290 bye in 56 matches. In addition, he scored 2229 runs picking 70 wickets. His best bowling in innings and best bowling in a match is 4/15. His bowling average in ODIs is 32.84, and his strike rate 32.71.

T20: Andre has played 62 matches with 52 innings and scored 716 runs. In the T20, he has a batting average of 21.06 and a strike rate of 156.33. Russell also made one fifty, 40 fours, and 60 sixes. When it comes to bowling, he has 52 innings and 811 byes. He has also scored 1242 runs picking 36 wickets. His best bowling in innings (BBI) and best bowling match (BBM) is 3/43. Andre Russell’s bowling average is 34.47 and a strike rate of 22.53.

First-class: Since his debut in this format, Andre Russell has played 17 matches. He made 24 innings and scored 609 runs. In this format, his average is 26.47, with two centuries under his belt. He made 34 innings and 68 maidens, and 1104 runs in bowling. In addition, his average is 20.44 and a strike rate of 38.57. His BBI is 5/36 and a BBM of 9/78.

Career Information

  • Test Debut:

    played against Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium on 15th November 2010, and it was a draw.

  • Last Match:

    Played against Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium on 15th November 2010 and it was a draw.

  • ODI Debut:

    Played against Ireland at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium on11th March 2011, and West Indies were the winners.

  • Last Match:

    Played against Bangladesh at The Cooper Associates County Ground on 17th June 2019, and Bangladesh won.

  • T20 Debut:

    Played against Pakistan at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium on 21st April 2011, and West Indies won.

  • Last T20:

    Played against Pakistan at Providence Stadium on 3rd August 2021and Pakistan won.

  • IPL Debut:

    Played against Deccan Chargers at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on 10th May 2012, and Deccan Chargers won.

  • Last IPL:

    Played against Delhi Capitals at Narendra Modi Stadium on 29th April 2021, and Delhi Capitals won.

Andre Russell Achievements

Throughout his career to date, Andre Russell has made several achievements. Here are some of them and the records Andre Russell has set.

Top Records

  • He is the only player to have picked four wickets in four balls in T20 format. Andre Russell did it when they played against India A in 2013.
  • Andre Russell has the fastest a hundred in the Caribbean premier league. He scored a hundred in 42 balls, and he broke it again in 2018, getting to a century in 40 balls.

ODI records

  • First with the highest strike rate (130.23)
  • In batting, ranked first in most runs in an innings (92*)
  • First with the highest batting strike rate (130.22)
  • Ranked 6th in this format with the highest strike rate in an innings (323.27)
  • In bowling, he is ranked 22 with the worst economy rate (5.84)
  • Also ranked 19th with most conceded runs in innings.
  • Ranked 10th with most ducks in a career (7)

Individual achievements

  • IPL most valuable player 2015-2019
  • Indian Premier League Maximum Sixes Award 2019
  • Caribbean Premier League Player of the series 2016
  • Bangladesh Pakistan Top League Wicket-Taker2016
  • Premier League Player of the Tournament 2019/2020

Andre is a great cricketer, and he has also received several honors. They include:

  • In 2007 Andre Russell made his first-class debut.
  •  Andre became the winner of the T20 World Cup in 2012.
  • In 2015 he became the most valuable player in the Indian Premier League.
  •  He won the T20 World Cup in 2016.

Controversies

Avoiding controversies as a superstar can be tricky. Andre Russell found himself in one when he missed three anti-doping tests. According to the Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), he committed an “anti-doping whereabouts” violation in 2016. Regarding anti-doping violation, Andre Russell was banned from cricket for a year on 31st January 2017. 

In addition, he stirred controversy in IPL 2020 as he had issues with the skipper Dinesh Karthik. When asked in an interview, Russell did not clarify and said that things are not good in Kolkata Knight Riders. He also added that was why the team did not qualify for the Indian Premier League 2020. 

Besides controversies, Russell is also a musician. He has recorded two English songs featuring Bennie man. And Andre Russell loves to sing, dance, and listen to music, and he says music is food to the soul.

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://www.cricbuzz.com/profiles/7736/andre-russell
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_Russell
  3. https://www.firstpost.com/firstcricket/player-profile/andre-russell-12047
  4. https://www.espncricinfo.com/player/andre-russell-276298
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