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Andre Dwayne Russell (born 29 April 1988) is a Jamaican professional cricketer. Russell plays internationally for the West Indies and for Jamaica in West Indian domestic cricket as an all-rounder. He has played in over 300 Twenty20 matches for a range of sides in leagues throughout the world.

Andre Russell
Personal information
Full nameAndre Dwayne Russell
Born (1988-04-29) 29 April 1988 (age 31)
Kingston, Jamaica
NicknameDre Russ
Height6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m)
BowlingRight-arm fast
International information
National side
Only Test15 November 2010 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 156)11 March 2011 v Ireland
Last ODI17 June 2019 v Bangladesh
T20I debut (cap 46)21 April 2011 v Pakistan
Last T20I5 August 2018 v Bangladesh
Domestic team information
2012Khulna Royal Bengals
2012–2013Delhi Daredevils
2013–presentJamaica Tallawahs
2014–presentKolkata Knight Riders
2014/15Melbourne Renegades
2015Comilla Victorians
2015/16–2016/17Sydney Thunder
2016, 2018Islamabad United
2016, 2019Dhaka Dynamites
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 1 55 47 17
Runs scored 2 1034 465 609
Batting average 2.00 27.94 17.88 26.47
100s/50s 0/0 0/4 0/0 2/0
Top score 2 92* 47 128
Balls bowled 138 2,254 595 2,083
Wickets 1 69 25 54
Bowling average 104.00 31.69 36.32 20.44
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 3
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/73 4/35 2/10 5/36
Catches/stumpings 1/– 11/– 11/– 6/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 17 June 2019

Widely regarded as one of the most powerful strikers of the ball in limited-overs cricket, Russell scored a century in a record 40 balls in the 2018 Caribbean Premier League and took a hat-trick in the same match,[1] becoming the second player to take a hat-trick and score a century in the same Twenty20 match.[2]


Domestic careerEdit

In 2010 he played at Barnards Green Cricket Club in Worcestershire, England, helping them secure promotion from Worcestershire Cricket League into Birmingham League cricket.[3]

On 21 September 2013, in a match against India A he became the first bowler in T20 cricket to take four wickets in successive deliveries.[4]

International careerEdit

A fast bowling all-rounder, Russell made his Test cricket debut against Sri Lanka in November 2010.[5][6] This is the only Test match of his career.

He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in the 2011 Cricket World Cup match against Ireland at Mohali. After a poor home series against Pakistan, he made his mark against in the ODI series against India.[when?] After being dropped from the first two ODIs, he scored 92 not out off 64 balls in the 3rd ODI after coming to the crease at 96/7. In the 5th ODI at Sabina Park in Kingston, he was named the Player of the Match as he took 4/35 (from 8.3 overs) to dismiss India for 251 in 47.1 overs.

In April 2019, he was named in the West Indies' squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[7][8] In the West Indies match against Australia, Russell became the quickest batsman, in terms of balls faced, to score 1,000 run in ODIs, facing only 767 deliveries.[9]

T20 franchise careerEdit

Russell has played in over 300 T20 matches and appeared for teams in a number of franchise leagues.

Indian Premier LeagueEdit

During the 2012 Indian Premier League Players Auction, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for a sum of $450,000.[10] Ahead of the 2014 season he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders and has been seen as a key batsman for the team in the later overs of matches. He was on course to win the IPL Super Striker award in 2018, awarded for having the highest strike rate in the tournament, before being pipped by his teammate Sunil Narine. He eventually won it next year in the 2019 IPL, where he had a record IPL season strike rate[clarification needed] of over 205, and was also announced as the Player of the Tournament. In an otherwise unsuccessful season, he emerged as both the highest run scorer and the highest wicket taker for his team, while also being the third highest run scorer in the tournament. He hit 52 sixes in the tournament ; only Chris Gayle has hit more sixes in any single season of the IPL.[11]

Pakistan Super LeagueEdit

In the 2016 Pakistan Super League he played for Islamabad United. He finished the tournament as the leading wicket-taker, taking 16 wickets.

Other T20 leaguesEdit

On 6 August 2016 Russell scored the fastest Caribbean Premier League century, completing his 100 in 42 balls.[12] He broke his own CPL record in 2018 with a century in 40 balls.[1]

In May 2018, he was named as one of the ten marquee players for the first edition of the Global T20 Canada cricket tournament.[13][14] He was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights.[15][16]

In September 2018, he was named as the Icon Player for Nangarhar's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament.[17] The following month, he was named in the squad for the Dhaka Dynamites in the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League.[18]


According to the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), in 2016 Russell committed an "anti-doping whereabouts" violation after missing three doping tests in a 12-month period.[19] On 31 January 2017, Russell was banned from cricket for one year.[20]

Outside cricketEdit

In 2014 he began a second career as a recording artist under the name 'Dre Russ', with two singles released in November, one a collaboration with Beenie Man.[21]


  1. ^ a b Peter Della Penna (11 August 2018). "Recent Match Report - Trinbago Knight Riders vs Jamaica Tallawahs, Caribbean Premier League, 3rd Match". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Andre Russell slams CPL's fastest century and takes hat-trick in same match". India Today. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Barnards Green Cricket Club – 2010". Barnards Green Cricket Club. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Six bowlers who have taken 4 wickets in 4 balls". 10 July 2016.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Windies elect to bat in first Sri Lanka Test". Times of India. 15 November 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Andre Russell in West Indies World Cup squad, Kieron Pollard misses out". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Andre Russell picked in West Indies' World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Highlights, Australia vs West Indies, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match, Full Cricket Score: Aaron Finch and Co register 15 runs win". First Cricket. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  10. ^ "IPL auction 2012". Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  11. ^ "Andre Russell". Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Andre Russell makes record 100 in 42 balls". Dawn Today. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Steven Smith named as marquee player for Canada T20 tournament". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Steve Smith named as marquee player for Global T20 Canada". Sporting News. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Global T20 Canada: Complete Squads". SportsKeeda. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Global T20 Canada League – Full Squads announced". CricTracker. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Afghanistan Premier League 2018 – All you need to know from the player draft". CricTracker. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Full players list of the teams following Players Draft of BPL T20 2018-19". Bangladesh Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  19. ^ "Andre Russell faces possible ban from cricket for 'anti-doping whereabouts' violation". ESPN Cricinfo. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  20. ^ Gollapudi, Nagraj (31 January 2017). "Andre Russell banned for one year for doping-code violation". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  21. ^ Morgan, Simone (2014) "Andre Russell Bowling Lyrics", Jamaica Observer, 18 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014

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