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Andre Russell

Andre Russell
Personal information
Full name Andre Dwayne Russell
Born (1988-04-29) 29 April 1988
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Batting style Right handed
Bowling style Right arm fast
Role All rounder
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 288) 15 November 2010 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut 11 March 2011 v Ireland
Last ODI 24 February 2013 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006/07 – Jamaica
2012 – 2013 Delhi Daredevils
2013 – Sylhet Royals
2013 – Worcestershire
2014 – present Kolkata Knight Riders
Career statistics
Competition Test ODIs FC LA
Matches 1 34 16 54
Runs scored 2 660 565 1,014
Batting average 2.00 30.00 25.68 30.72
100s/50s –/– –/3 1/– –/4
Top score 2 92* 128 92*
Balls bowled 138 1,427 1,924 2,310
Wickets 1 42 50 80
Bowling average 104 31.00 20.88 24.78
5 wickets in innings 3 3
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/73 4/35 5/36 6/42
Catches/stumpings 1/– 7/– 6/– 13/–
Source: Cricinfo, 21 April 2013

Andre Dwayne Russell (born 29 April 1988) is a Jamaican cricketer. Russell plays for the Jamaica national cricket team as well as the West Indies in Test cricket. A fast bowling all rounder, Russell made his Test cricket debut against Sri Lanka in November 2010.[1][2]

In the season 2010 he played at Barnards Green Cricket Club, Worcestershire, England, helping them secure promotion into Birmingham League cricket. He took 39 wickets at an average of 10.15. He also led the averages with his batting, hitting 799 runs in 11 innings at an average of 99.88 (3 NOs).

He made his ODI debut in the 2011 Cricket World Cup match against Ireland at Mohali. He scored only 3, and was bowled by John Mooney, as his side went through a lower-order collapse to be bowled out for 275 from 267/6. However, he impressed with the ball, taking 1/37 from his 10 overs (2 maidens) and had bowled set Ed Joyce (84 of 106), and breaking a 91-run partnership with Gary Wilson to halt the fluent Irish run-chase. That proved to be the turning-point and West Indies won by 44 runs. He also took 2/46 against India in the 2011 Cricket World Cup at Chennai.

After a poor home series against Pakistan, he made his mark against in the ODI series against India. After being dropped from the first two ODIs, he scored 92 not out of 64 balls (8 fours, 5 sixes), coming to the crease at 96/7 in the 3rd ODI at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound. He had a 78-run partnership with keeper Carlton Baugh (36 of 73 balls) and then an unbeaten 51-run partnership with Kemar Roach (7* from 10) to help West Indies reach 225/8. He took 1/59 (the wicket of Harbhajan Singh [41 of 64 balls]), effected the run-out of Subramaniam Badrinath and took a catch at backward point to dismiss Parthiv Patel (46 of 56 balls). Despite his all-round efforts, India won with 22 balls to spare. In the 4th ODI played also at North Sound, he scored 25 from just 14 balls (3 fours, 1 six), and with the ball had figures of 3/16 (from 7 overs, wickets of Subramaniam Badrinath, Ravichandran Ashwin and Praveen Kumar) to dismiss India for 146, as the visitors lost by 103 runs. In the 5th ODI at Sabina Park in Kingston, he became the Man of the Match as he took 4/35 (from 8.3 overs) to dismiss India for 251 in 47.1 overs.

During the 2012 IPL Players Auction, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for a sum of $450,000.[3]

On 21 September 2013, in a match vs. India A he became the 1st bowler in T20 to take 4 wickets in 4 successive deliveries taking the wickets of Kedar Jadhav,Yuvraj Singh,Naman Ojha and Yusuf Pathan

He was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2014 auction for 60 Lakhs INR.

In 2014 he began a second career as a recording artist under the name 'Dre Russ', with two singles set for release in November, one a collaboration with Beenie Man.[4]


  1. ^ Myers, Sanjay (5 November 2010). "Great timing! – Russell cites destiny in journey into WI team". Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on 8 November 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Windies elect to bat in first Sri Lanka Test". Times of India. 15 November 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "IPL auction 2012". Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Morgan, Simone (2014) "Andre Russell Bowling Lyrics", Jamaica Observer, 18 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014

External links

  • Player profile: Andre Russell from ESPNcricinfo
  • Andre Russell's profile page on Wisden
  • Player profile: Andre Russell from CricketArchive
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