Andre Russell

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Kingston, Jamaica
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Kingston, Jamaica

Jamaican cricket player Andre Russell competes both domestically for Jamaica and internationally for the West Indies cricket team. When he made his bowling debut for his country, he took the world by surprise with his aggressive batting approach. Russell is among the best all-rounders in the game now. He is regarded as one of the most potent cricket ball strikers of the present generation of players and typically bats in the bottom middle order. He is one of the best players in the “Indian Premier League” thanks to his ability to score large runs in fewer deliveries. He was signed by the “Delhi Daredevils” in 2012, however he continued to be more of a squad player. He joined the “Kolkata Knight Riders” in 2014 and has been a member of the squad ever since. Playing for multiple T20 franchises, such as the Caribbean Premier League, Indian Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League, Pakistan Premier League, and Big Bash League in Australia, he is one of the most sought-after players in the T20 format. The only bowler in the Twenty20 format to have claimed four wickets in four balls is him.

Early Life & Childhood

On April 29, 1988, Andre Dwayne Russell was born in Jamaica to Sandra Davis and Michael Russell. Other than the fact he had three siblings, not much is known about his early years.
Due to his family’s financial struggles, he was raised in poverty. Russell’s mother Sandra, a teacher by trade, encouraged him to seek higher education, but Russell was determined to play cricket, so he asked to be allowed to try his luck for two years.
In 2007, Russell, being 19 years old, made his debut in first-class cricket.

Career of Andre Russell

Russell had established himself in English club cricket by 2010. As “Barnard Green’s” oversees player of the year, he signed on. At the time, the Greens were having difficulty qualifying for “Birmingham League Cricket.” Russell’s 799 runs and 39 wickets at an average of 10.15 over the series helped them advance from the Worcestershire Cricket League to the Birmingham League.

He grabbed six wickets and scored 61 runs off of 34 balls while playing for the West Indies-A squad against Ireland in June 2010. He was selected for the senior team and the 2011 “ICC Cricket World Cup” squad as a result of this performance.

He played his first international One-Day International (ODI) in 2010 at Galle before making his Test debut against Sri Lanka. He only managed to take one wicket and score two runs, so his performance was poor. Since then, Andre Russell has not participated in any Test matches.

He took one wicket and scored just three runs on his ODI debut against Ireland in the 2011 “ICC World Cup” at Mohali. However, things began to improve in the second game. He took four wickets and scored 49 runs while playing against England. With one and two wickets taken, respectively, in the World Cup matches against Ireland and India, he played a significant impact.

He struggled in the home series against the visiting Pakistani squad after the 2011 World Cup, but he was impressive in the ODI series against India. In the third, fourth, and fifth ODIs, he demonstrated his value with the bat and the ball. He was named Man of the Match for his bowling in the fifth One-Day International at Sabina Park in Kingston, taking 4/35.

He made his Twenty20 debut in 2011 in Gros Islet against Pakistan, but it wasn’t until the Delhi Daredevils signed him for the 2012 IPL season that he became well-known in the Twenty20 league.
He supported Jamaica Tallawahs in the first “Caribbean Premier League” in 2013.
He achieved a record by taking up four wickets in four successive deliveries against India in a T20 encounter on September 21, 2013.

He signed a contract with the Kolkata Knight Riders, an IPL team, in 2014. Although he didn’t play many games for KKR that season, his cricket career took a major turn in the 2015 Indian Premier League. That season, he amassed a series total of 326 runs at an astounding strike rate of roughly 192.00, including three half-centuries. With the ball, he had an equally outstanding outing, taking 14 wickets in all. He was named the 2015 Indian Premier League’s “Most Valuable Player” and won three Man of the Match awards.

He was on the winning side of most of the league events he played in 2016 – ‘Bangladesh Premier League’ with ‘Comilla Victorians’, ‘Big Bash League’ with ‘Sydney Thunder’, and ‘Pakistan Super League’ with ‘Islamabad United’.

By smashing an undefeated 43 off 20 balls against India in the 2016 ICC World T20 semi-finals, he saved the West Indies. The Windies went on to win the cup, becoming the only team to do so twice, hence this victory was significant for them.

Russell was found guilty in January 2017 of breaking the law on his whereabouts three times, which is equivalent to failing a drug test. He was barred from playing cricket for a year, from January 31, 2017, to January 30, 2018, by the “World Anti-Doping Agency.” Given that he was performing admirably at the time of the verdict, it was very detrimental.

KKR decided to keep him for the 2018 Indian Premier League season, and he showed great performance to justify their faith in him. Russell returned, and against the “Chennai Super Kings,” he lit up the Chepauk stadium with an incredible 88 off 36 balls.

In addition, he represented Jamaica in domestic cricket and spent six months playing in the Pakistan Super League with “Islamabad United.”

He broke his record of 42 balls in 2016 by scoring the fastest century (40 balls) in the 2018 “Caribbean Premier League,” taking a hat-trick.

Personal & Family Life

Andre proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Dominican Republic-born model and Instagram phenomenon Jassym Lora, in 2014. The pair were married in a formal ceremony in 2016.

Notable Events Russell has dabbled in music as well. 2014 saw him release two English solos under the moniker “Dre Russ” with vocalist Beenie Man.

The net worth of Andre Russell

The estimated net worth of Andre Russell is about $15 million.