Andre Russell Cricketer- Full Biography
Andre Russell Biography: His complete name is Andre Dwayne Russell. Russel was born in very poor family on 29 April 1988 Jamaica. in his childhood he used to play cricket on streets where his mother Sandra Davis by profession teacher wants him to study well and settle in life. But Russell interest was in cricket.he don’t wants to disappoint his mother so, one day he requested his mom to give him 2 years of time if anything not happens in cricket in these 2 years i’ll do what you will say.
So,Andre Russell Biography started when His mother accepted and given him 2 years of time with this span Russell started practicing daily from morning to night. was working so hard to do something in cricket but sadly in 2 years Russell won’t make it happen. His Family by seeing his efforts decided now or later he will do something definitely in cricket so they started supporting Russell to continue practicing.
And by the time goes in 2007 Russell got chance to join FIRST CLASS CRICKET by jamaica team in this match Russell played good knocks in Batting and bowling made everyone to keep eye on his. And then played with BERNADS GREEN CRICKET CLUB & WORCESTERSHIRE CRICKET LEAGUE in both leagues played a match winning performance by giving all-round performance, from here West Indies cricket Association got to know about Russell and his performance. In November 2010 made his debut in Test match against Srilanka where he managed to score only 2 runs and 1 wickets after this Russell made his debut in ODI match against Ireland at Mohali in ICC world cup 2011 contributed good innings to the team, and in the same year 2011 made his T20 debut against Pakistan by showing his power hitting sixes and bowled an economical spell to help his team for victory.
After some matches Russell was named as The Power Hitter and made his debut in IPL with Delhi daredevils team in 2012/13 and in 2014 played for KKR team from here Russell keeps his power hitting shots not only in batting in Bowling fielding as a all-rounder gives a best innings for his team,in IPL
- Name: Andre Dwayne Russell
- Nickname: Dre Russ
- Role: All Rounder
- Batting Style: Right-handed
- Bowling Style: Right-arm fast
- Height (approx.): 6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m)
- Weight (approx.): 80 kg
- Eye Colour: Black
- Hair Colour: Black
- Date of Birth: 29 April 1988
- Age: 31
- Birth Place: Kingston, Jamaica
- Zodiac sign: Taurus
- Nationality: West Indies/Jamaican
- School: N/A
- College: N/A
- Educational Qualifications: N/A
- Father: Michael Russell
- Mother: Sandra Davis
- Brother: N/A
- Sister: Not Known
- Coach/Mentor: Ottis Gibson
- Religion: Christianity
- Address: Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
- Test: 15 November 2010 v Srilanka
- ODI: 11 March 2011 v Ireland
- T20: 21 April 2011 v Pakistan
- Jersey Number: 12
- Domestic/State Teams: Jamaica teams
- IPL Team: DD(Delhi daredevils in 2012/13)
- Nature on the field: Very Aggressive
- Russell is the only player to take 4 wickets in four balls. It was on 21 september 2013, against India in T20 match where he took Kedhar jadhav,Yuvraj Singh,Naman Ojha and Yusuf Phatan wickets.
- In BBL(Big Blash League) 2015-2016 scored 185 runs at a strike rate 186 and took 16 wickets helped Sydney Thunder to win the title.
- In 2018 Caribbean premier league scored century in just 40 balls by hitting 13 sixes and 6 fours also taken hat-trick wickets with this after Joe Denly he’s the second player to took hat-trick and score century in same match.
- for his performance in 2019 IPL was named in Cricinfo IPL XI.
- Hobbies: Dancing,Music
- Favorite Cricketers: Chris Gayle,AB Deviliers
- Most Favorite Sportspersons: Chris gayle
- Favorite Food: Curry goat, Fried Dumplings, Ackee and Saltfish
- Favorite Color: Black
Wife and Children
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife: Jassym Lora (Model)
- Marriage Date: 2016
- Children: Aaliyah Russell(Daughter)
Awards and Recognition
- IPL 2019 Most valuable player award.
- Maximum Sixes award in IPL 2019 scored 52 sixes in 14 matches.
- Super Striker of the season 2019 by 204.81
- Banned for 1 year for in “anti doping whereabouts” violation in January 2017.
- Russell Stated that just playing for international cricket(West Indies) team won’t help him to meet his expenses.
Lesser Known Facts
- Russell is alcoholic.
- Wanted to wear jersey number 99.
- Russell Likes to play against Australia.
- Started his new carrier as a record artist in 2014 under the name Dre Russ.
- His career turning point was in 2011 ODI series against India where he scored 92 not out.
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