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. Instead, Russell will be in Sri Lanka, where he will be competing for the Colombo Kings in the inaugural Lanka Premier League. [25] The following month, he was named in the squad for the Dhaka Dynamites in the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League. He was also named in the T20 XI of the years 2016 and 2018 by Cricinfo. That is, the answers are yes. When the history of T20 cricket is written, Andre Russell will deserve a a tome to himself, with a few chapters devoted only to his batting. "I think as we move forward we will look at all situations, all players and determine whether we need to continue to look at those players, continue to consider those players, or we need to move on," he said. Asked for his take on Russell's participation in the league and the fact he is in Sri Lanka rather than taking part in the tour, Simmons responded: "Is he? He is expected to bowl in every match and he is not being able to do that. How many bowlers have taken a five-for against the Mumbai Indians? 09:10 IST | 03:40 GMT, 02 Dec, 2020 He was unstoppable last year and put on display, the most destructive and devastating batting show ever witnessed in the history of the IPL! Andre Russell: He may not have lived up to expectations, but releasing him would be a massive risk as he is a proven match-winner and could go for a … Andre Russell's wife, Jassym Lora is an American Model. 13:40 IST | 08:10 GMT, Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets, Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Qualifier 2, Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs, IPL 2021: Raina to Rahane, BIG Stars 9th Franchise Could Target, IND vs AUS: Shubman Gill Looking Forward to The Tour But Hasn't Set Any Personal Goals, IPL 2021: Aakash Chopra Suggests THREE Players KKR Should Retain, IPL 2021: Players Mumbai Indians Could Sign at Mega Auction, IPL 2021: Karthik to Kuldeep, Players KKR May Release Ahead of Mega Auction. [14][15], During the 2012 Indian Premier League Players Auction, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for a sum of $450,000. Russell, who has the ability to win matches with a single hand, failed miserably in the IPL 2020 season. 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. [31], 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. ", "I haven't spoken to him since we came down here [to New Zealand]," Simmons said. He told Star Sports, the tournament's broadcaster, after that fixture that he had ""a grade two, grade three hamstring tear," but that he had rushed back after it had healed faster than expected. [28][29] In October 2020, he was drafted by the Colombo Kings for the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League. Since August 2018, he has played only twice in the format, with both of his appearances coming in the series win against Sri Lanka earlier this year, and he does not have a CWI central contract. That was Andre Russell at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata at a similar stage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the previous edition. Russell has been only a sporadic member of West Indies' T20I side in the last three years, regularly missing games in order to manage his injuries. 13:40 IST | 08:10 GMT, 06 Dec, 2020 | Updated : November 21, 2020 12:34 PM IST. Who is the greatest ODI bowler of all time? [32] On 31 January 2017, Russell was banned from cricket for one year. When West Indies play their first T20I against New Zealand in Auckland on Friday, they will do so without one of the format's best players in Andre Russell. Is the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise going to leave power hitter Andre Russell for the mega auction ahead of the IPL 2021 season? Russell, recently announced the good news that he and his wife Jassym Lora are expecting their first baby. [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]. "A lot of things are determined by how well the team performs. 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. Which is the most terrifying spell of fast bowling ever bowled? A fast bowling all-rounder, Russell made his Test cricket debut against Sri Lanka in November 2010. "He was at the IPL and I haven't spoken to him since then. When West Indies play their first T20I against New Zealand in Auckland on Friday, they will do so without one of the format's best players in Andre Russell. I think if players in the team perform exceedingly well, then it will make it difficult for those that are not on the tour to get back into the team. [33], 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. He was unstoppable last year and put on display, the most destructive and devastating batting show ever witnessed in the history of the IPL! [10][11] 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. [16] 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. At times, even when he bends to pick up the ball, one feels afraid that he may pick up an injury. In a subsequent press conference, Harper suggested that Russell might struggle to regain his place in the T20I side if those on the tour impressed in his absence. That's news to me. With the stakes in IPL higher than ever, will the KKR management retain the Jamaican superstar? He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in the 2011 Cricket World Cup match against Ireland at Mohali. 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He has played in more than 300 Twenty20 matches for a range of sides in leagues throughout the world. IPL 2021: Reasons Why Andre Russell Could be Released by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Ahead of Mega Auction After a failed season in UAE, KKR … How the Mumbai Indians built their IPL empire. [20] He broke his own CPL record in 2018 with a century in 40 balls. [23][24], In September 2018, he was named as the Icon Player for Nangarhar's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament. Russell has played in over 300 T20 matches and appeared for teams in a number of franchise leagues. [13], Russell has played in over 300 T20 matches and appeared for teams in a number of franchise leagues. After a poor home series against Pakistan, he made his mark against in the ODI series against India.[when?] 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. Russell declined selection for the tour back in October, but the circumstances surrounding his absence are increasingly unclear, not least after Phil Simmons, West Indies' head coach, said in a media briefing on Wednesday morning that he was unaware of Russell's whereabouts. In 2020, he was able to bowl 108 balls in the entire tournament, not something the management expects of him. He was also named in the T20 XI of the years 2016 and 2018 by Cricinfo.