Ultimate XI T20 Profile: Andre Russell

By Sports Desk August 04, 2020
Andre Russell Andre Russell

They don’t call him Superman for nothing.

By the time Andre Russell was a little more than five years into international cricket, he was a two-time world champion. That both titles came in the T20 format defines the kind of cricketer he is. A batsman who hits the ball hard enough to make the inanimate thing scream for mercy, he functions primarily as a finisher. He generates even more pace with the ball in hand and when it is anywhere near him in the field, it doesn't matter at what pace it's travelling, Russell will probably get to it. He is less of a cricketer, in the traditional sense, and more of an athlete.

He made his way into the West Indies A squad and captured plenty of attention 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.

Russell's star shone brightest at the IPL 2015 when he was named Man of the Tournament, and the Big Bash League 2015-16 when he struck at 186.86 and picked up 16 wickets - joint-second best - from 10 matches.

He won the CPL title with the Jamaica Tallawahs in 2013, the IPL title with Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014, the Bangladesh Premier League title with Comilla Victorians, the BBL title with Sydney Thunder and the Pakistan Super League title with Islamabad United in 2016.

 

Career statistics (2010-present)

Full name: Andre Dwayne Russell

Born: April 29, 1988, (32) Jamaica

Major teams: West Indies, Comilla Warriors, Delhi Daredevils, Eagles (UAE), Islamabad United, Jamaica, Jamaica Select XI, Jamaica Tallawahs, Khulna Royal Bengals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Melbourne Renegades, Multan Sultans, Nangarhar Leopards, Northern Warriors, Nottinghamshire, Rajshahi Royals, Sagicor High-Performance Centre, Sydney Thunder, Sylhet Royals, UWI Vice Chancellor's XI, Vancouver Knights, West Indies A, West Indies Select XI, West Indies XI, Worcestershire, Worcestershire

Playing role: Allrounder

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm fast

 

T20I Career – West Indies (Batting)

Mat        Inns        NO         Runs      HS        Ave        BF           SR          100        50           4s           6s             

49           41           14           540        47       20.00     357        151.26        0            0          32           42          

 

T20 career (Batting)

Mat        Inns        NO         Runs      HS          Ave        BF           SR           100        50           4s           6s             

321         270          71         5365      121*      26.95     3132      171.29           2          18         356         425       

 

T20I Career – West Indies (Bowling)

Mat        Inns        Balls       Runs      Wkts      BBI         BBM      Ave        Econ      SR      4w          5w         10w

49           42           643        974        26           2/10       2/10       37.46     9.08       24.7       0            0            0

 

T20 Career (Bowling)

Mat        Inns        Balls       Runs      Wkts      BBI         BBM      Ave        Econ        SR           4w          5w         10w

321         297         5460        7532       291        4/11       4/11       25.88      8.27       18.7           8            0             0

 

Career highlights

  • Made 540 T20I runs at an average of 20.00
  • Taken 26 T20I wickets in at 37.46
  • Has taken 291 T20 wickets at 25.88
  • Best strike-rate in IPL history (186.41)
  • IPL player of the tournament 2015 & 2019
  • 5365 runs at 26.95

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