Andre Dwayne Russell
(West Indies Cricketer)
Born in Jamaica on 29 April 1988, Andre Russell is a West Indian all-rounder known for hitting big sixes. A hard hitting lower middle-order right handed batsmen, Russell is the only bowler to take 4 wickets in 4 consecutive deliveries in T20s.
Russell made his first ODI appearance in World Cup 2011 against Ireland and was a part of West Indies two T20 World Cup wins in 2012 and 2016. He is always in news for his flamboyant personality and different hairstyles. Russell has also faced an Anti doping ban of 1 year by an independent doping panel in Jamaica.
|Nickname:||A Russell, Dre Russ|
|Height (approx.):||185 cm|
|Weight (approx.):||78 Kg|
|Date of Birth:||April 29, 1988|
|Age (as on 2018):||30 years|
|Birth Place:||Kingston, Jamaica|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Taurus|
|Test:||vs Sri Lanka on November 2010|
|ODI:||vs Sri Lanka on 1 November 2015|
|Domestic/State Team:||Jamaica Tallawahs, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sydney Thunder, Islamabad United|
|Nature on field:||Aggressive|
|Likes to play against:||Australia|
- He is the first bowler to take 4 wickets in 4 consecutive deliveries in T20. On 21 September 2013, he took the wickets of Yuvraj Singh, Kedhar Jadhav, Naman Ojha and Yusuf Pathan in a match against India A.
- He has scored a century in 42 balls in CPL (11 sixes and 3 fours)
- He scored 36-balls 88* against CSK in a losing cause in IPL 2018
|Awards and Recognitions|
- In IPL 2016, Russell was the highest wicket taker from Kolkata Knight Riders
- Russell was named amongst the ten marquee players for the first edition of the Global T20 Canada cricket tournament in May 2018
- Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) booked him under anti doping whereabouts violations. He was banned from cricket for 1 year on 31 January 2017.
|Hobbies:||Listening music, Dancing|
|Favourite Batsmen:||AB De Villiers and C Gayle|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Courtney Walsh|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||NA|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite Food:||Fried dumplings, Curry goat, ackee and saltfish|
|Favourite Actors/Actresses:||Jamie Foxx|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Marriage Date:||July 28, 2016|
|IPL 11:||8.5 crore (retained)|
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Russell began a second career under the name ‘Dre Russ’ as a recording artist in 2014
- Sir Vivian Richards got impressed with his initial all-around performances and referred to him as one of the future players to watch out for.
- In this year’s IPL edition, Russell scored his career-best 88* in just 36 balls against CSK in a losing cause