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Andre Russell’s Biography and Age

Andre Russell a Cricket player for the West Indies was born in Jamaica on April 29 1988. Andre Russell is 34 years old. Russell is a multi-talented player who bowls right-arm quick medium and bats right in the lower middle order. Russell is one of the most deadly batsmen in the current state of international cricket. Andre Russell's Zodiac Sign is a Taurus. 

Andre Russell a fast bowler and a tough lower-order batsman is regarded as one of the world's top limited-overs cricket players. He plays excellent cricket. As a lower middle-order batsman he can regularly strike the ball at 140 kph and can make some crucial plays. With his lightning fielding skills he also has an impact on the outfield.

Andre Russell's well-known nickname Dre Russ was given to him by the Kolkata Knight Riders fan base. Contrary to popular belief the nickname was really created by the legend himself back in 2014. Russell has competed in more than 300 Twenty20 (T20) games for a number of teams in international leagues. Russell became the second player to capture a hat-trick and make a century in the same T20 encounter in the 2018 Caribbean Premier League scoring a century in a record 40 balls.

Andre Russell a West Indians international player is regarded as one of the best T20 players to have ever competed. He has participated in more than 300 T20 games for a variety of international teams and his performances have won the hearts of everyone. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast bowler who plays all three positions. He forwent continuing his studies after high school to focus on his cricket career. He developed a solid reputation as one of the world's top limited-overs cricketers thanks to his dependability commitment and love of the game. Despite experiencing many ups and downs over his career Russell has come a long way. 

Andre Russell’s Family and Education

Andre Russell was born in Kingston Jamaica to a Christian middle-class family. His father Michael Russell is a teacher and his mother is Sandra Travis. Of his four siblings he is the oldest. The celebrity and his family are quite close and he frequently posts beautiful photos of them on Instagram. As a member of a low-income middle-class family Russell's mother initially wished for him to focus on cricket rather than finishing his schooling. 

He eventually rose to the top of international cricket by putting in a lot of effort and playing the game with love. Russell married his girlfriend and longtime companion Jassym Lora who is a model by profession in the year 2016. In 2020 the Rusell duo was blessed with a baby girl named Aaliyah Russell.

Andre Russell’s Girlfriend and Relationship

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Andre Russell got engaged to his long-term girlfriend Jassym Lora a model from the Dominican Republic in November 2014.  In 2016 two years later Russell and Jassym tied the knot in a private ceremony. 

Jassym Lora is a social media influencer and model well known for her bold photo shootings for various brands. Jassym constantly supports her husband Andre Russell when he plays.

Andre Russell’s Matches and Career

Andre Russell has a dual persona when it comes to his career. Andre a.k.a Dre Russ is a recording artist who has also ventured into singing. However Dre Russ soon quit making films as he returned to playing cricket.

In his 2014–15   Andre Russell posted two songs with the titles Sweat Whine and Sweet Heart. Dre Russ might be considering picking up his rap career again in light of the current level of cricket success he has attained.Russell has even admitted on his Instagram bio that he is a music artist in addition to playing professional cricket.

Andre Russell's Domestic Career

Andre Russell was 19 years old when he made his debut for Jamaica during the 2007 season. However in the year 2010 Russell established himself. Russell though really came into his own in the 2010 campaign. He participated in cricket with the Barnards Green Cricket Club in Worcestershire England and was instrumental in their advancement to the Birmingham League. In 11 innings he scored 799 runs while taking 39 wickets at an average of 10.15. Russell joined the West Indies A team and in June 2010 against Ireland smashed 61 off 34 balls with the bat and took 6/42 with the ball.

Andre Russell' IPL Career

Andre Russell was signed by Delhi Daredevils in 2013 for $450 000 following a series of standout performances for the Maroon team and in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). However for the 2012 and 2013 editions he only played in a selected few games due to injury and a lack of opportunities. 

After a few brief matches for Delhi he was signed by Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2014 IPL season. Andre was a part of the Indian Premier League winning team there and has remained dedicated to the franchise ever since. Russell's KKR career didn't get off to a great start once he moved from Delhi to Kolkata because in 2014 the year that KKR won the championship for the second time he only played in a few games.

In 2015 after Andre Russell won three Man of the Match awards in that tournament the tide finally turned. He scored 326 runs at a mind-blowing strike rate of 192 across his three fifty-run seasons in that season. He was a standout bowler as well taking 14 wickets to earn the title of 2015 IPL MVP.

Andre Russell's Career at KKR

Can we describe this man in any way? Words are never adequate to describe Big Man Andre Russell's accomplishments. He has now spent six seasons with KKR and has assimilated entirely within the family.

Dre Russ as known to fans rose to popularity for his powerful hitting and all-around dominance. He established himself in the IPL for KKR in the 2015 campaign winning MVP honours for his 392 runs at a strike rate of 192 and 14 wickets.

One of the many astounding examples of his batting prowess against RCB last year was when he scored 48* runs off 13 balls to propel KKR to a decisive victory. The Kolata Knight Riders supporters can enjoy the innings he has to provide. In 2018 at Chepauk do you recall his counterattack against the Chennai Super Kings? One of his best IPL performances was his 36-ball 88.

Russell has established his dominance in international T20 leagues as well. The Knight Riders' family had even experienced his ruthless beating. He went on a tear in the Caribbean Premier League leading Jamaica Tallawahs to victory over Trinbago Knight Riders with a hat-trick and a record 40-ball century (121* from 49 balls). All Knight Riders fans briefly questioned whether to laugh or cry.

Andre Russell's Test Career

Andre Russell the merciless batsman noted for his use of the long lever was never built for the demands of Test cricket. Before participating in his first and last Test match on November 15 2010 against Sri Lanka he made his ODI and T20I debut. 

Andre Russell's T20I Career

Andre Russell was snatched by the Jamaica Tallawahs in the first Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Andre quickly became a top contender with the team. Dre Russ scored 203 runs in his debut CPL at an incredible strike rate of 189.71. The highlight of his performance was his 18-ball-33 in the championship game that powered Jamaica Tallawahs to victory. With a century in 40 balls in the 2018 CPL he broke his own record.

Russell was signed by the Big Bash franchise Melbourne Renegades for the fourth season as a result of these efforts. Russell had to fly overseas to play for his nation therefore his appearances in the top event were shortened.

Russell took 16 wickets from 10 matches in the BBL 2015–16 while representing Sydney Thunders picking up a joined second-best strike rate of 186.86. In 2013 Russell won the CPL title with Tallawahs. In 2014 he won the IPL title with Kolkata Knight Riders. In 2016 he won the BBL championship with Sydney Thunder the Bangladesh Premier League League championship with Comilla Victorians and the Pakistan Super League championship with Islamabad United. 

Andre Russell made his Twenty20 International debut in April 2011 against Pakistan but his breakthrough performance came in the semi-final of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 against India in Mumbai where he scored an unbeaten 43 off 20 balls to lead his team to victory. When his team required 77 from 41 balls he arrived at the crease and guided them to victory. Andre Russell was part of the West Indies team that won the 2012 T20 World Cup. Andre Russell has had inconsistent results in the T20I arena in contrast to his T20 franchise performances. A  genuine world traveller in terms of T20 leagues.

Andre Russell's International Career and ODI

Andre Russell entered a downturn after making his World Cup debut performing poorly in the series against Pakistan that followed. But soon after in the ODI series against India he really started to shine. In the third game Russell scored 92 runs without being tagged.
Russell's batting skills against India at North Sound in 2011 were put on full show. When he stepped out to bat West Indies were 96/7 and he scored 92 runs off just 64 balls to save his team. A few days later he demonstrated his bowling ability in Kingston against the same team with numbers of 4/35. He was named man of the match and when West Indies won the match.

In a match at GrosIslet during the 2012 Australian team's Caribbean island tour Russell displayed his all-around talent. He made 41 out of 33 deliveries after taking 4/61 but he was unable to lead his team to victory. Russell also had a big game against South Africa at Port Elizabeth in 2015 where he scored 64 off 40 balls and helped the West indies win. It was a team's consolation triumph in a tough tour. Russell also qualified for his second 50-over World Cup after being included in the 15-man squad by the selectors. He had a few spectacular cameo appearances as the West Indies finished in the quarterfinals. Due to an injury Andre Russell was forced to cancel the 2019 World Cup; where Sunil Ambris took his place.

Andre Russell’s Career Timeline

  Matches Innings Runs HS
Test 1 1 0 2
ODI 56 47 9 1034
T20I 67 57 19 741
IPL 98 82 15 2035

Bowling Stats

M Inn Runs Wkts BBI
Test 1 138 104 1
ODI 56 2290 2229 70
T20I 67 891 1364 39
IPL 98 1430 2179 89

Andre Russell’s Controversies:

Andre Russell’s Doping

Andre Russell of the West Indies was given a one-year cricket suspension for breaking the whereabouts clause by an impartial anti-doping committee in Kingston. Beginning on January 31 2017 the restriction was in place until January 30 2018. Russell was not allowed to participate in the Pakistan Super League in February or the IPL in April as a result of the ban.

Copying Ranveer Singh

In the picture posted by Andre Russell is shown flaunting his ripped physique while being completely nude. Russell appears to be taking a selfie in a mall based on the appearance of the image. As a result Russell's most recent photo has sparked a variety of fan reactions many of which parody the West Indian's antics. On social media fans compared Ranveer Singh an Indian actor who was involved in a nude magazine photoshoot controversy to Andre Russell

Andre Russell stops his run-up to Watson

Andre Russell created a novel strategy to stop Shane Watson from scoring against him in a 2014 match between the Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders.

He entered the bowling crease as he usually did but abruptly slowed down as if he were going to cancel his run-up. Watson a Royals player was deceived and backed out of his batting posture because he thought Russell would resume. Instead the Russell bowler continued and eventually released the ball with a stumbling motion that was practically in slow motion.

Watson was utterly confused as to what was going on at this point. He was too startled to respond in time and rather than raising his guard once more allowed the ball to harmlessly pass through him. Although it was recorded as just a regular dot ball it sparked a heated discussion about whether it was lawful.

Andre Russel’s Net worth

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Andre Russell's Net Worth is $15 Million as of 2022 which is approximately 120 crores in INR. Andre Russell's main source of income is Cricket. In addition to this he supports himself by working as an artist. Andre Russell is the most popular player in the world and has a very high brand value. 

Additionally the Indian Premier League and several international and domestic cricket matches bring in a considerable sum of money for him. Additionally he receives a large payment to support several businesses like Wolf 777 and Monte Carlo. In Kingston Jamaica Andre Russell is the owner of a lavish designer home. Andre Russell also has numerous homes in other countries. Mercedes SUVs are among the vehicles in Andre Russell's collection.

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