22 Facts About Andre Russell


Andre Don Russell was born on 29 April 1988 and is a Jamaican cricketer who has played international cricket for West Indies and for Jamaica in domestic cricket as an all-rounder.


Andre Russell currently plays in various T20 leagues around the globe.


Andre Russell has played in more than 300 T20 matches for a range of sides in leagues.


In 2010, Andre Russell played at Barnards Green Cricket Club in Worcestershire, England, helping them secure promotion from Worcestershire Cricket League into Birmingham League cricket.


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


Andre Russell made his One Day International debut in the 2011 Cricket World Cup match against Ireland at Mohali.


Andre Russell was named in the 'Team of the Tournament' for the 2016 T20 World Cup by the ICC, Cricinfo and Cricbuzz.

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However, on 24 June 2019, Andre Russell was ruled out of the rest of the tournament, due to a knee injury, and was replaced by Sunil Ambris.


On 9 July 2021, during the first T20I against Australia, Andre Russell scored his maiden T20I half-century.


Andre Russell scored 51 off 28 balls and helped West Indies post 145 before being dismissed by Josh Hazlewood.


In September 2021, Andre Russell was named in the West Indies' squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.


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


Andre Russell was named in the T20 XI of the years 2016 and 2018 by Cricinfo.


Andre Russell 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.


Andre Russell eventually won it next year in the 2019 IPL, where he had a record IPL season strike rate of over 205, and was announced as the Player of the Tournament.


Andre Russell hit 52 sixes in the tournament; only Chris Gayle has hit more sixes in any single season of the IPL.


On 16 August 2016 Andre Russell scored the fastest Caribbean Premier League century, completing his 100 in 42 balls.


Andre Russell broke his own CPL record in 2018 with a century in 40 balls.


Andre Russell was selected to play for the Vancouver Knights.


Andre Russell was picked by Southern Brave for The Hundred Cricket 2021 edition.


On 31 January 2017, Andre Russell was banned from cricket for one year.


Andre Russell married American model Jassym Lora in 2016; the couple have a daughter.