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Andre Russell Biography: Height, Age, Wife/Girlfriend, Family, Stats & Net Worth

Author: Sports Jankari
by Sports Jankari
Posted: Oct 08, 2019

Andre Russell Biography


Andre Dwayne Russell

Nick Name

A Russell



National Side

West Indies

Place of Birth

Jamaica, Caribbean Sea






6 Feet 1 in

Marital Status






Style of Batting

Right Handed Batsman

Style of Bowling

Right arm fast

Andre Russell Biography: Andre Russell is a West Indies cricketer, born on 29th April 1988 in Jamaica. Russell is an all-rounder who bats right-handed in the lower middle order and bowls right-arm fast medium. Russell is regarded as one of the most destructive batsmen in the current international cricket scenario.

Andre Russell Early Life

Andre Russell is an all-rounder having great hitting talent from West Indies, he is very famous due to his hard-hitting and also the dominating batting style adds the grace in his personality. Russell is the prominent cricketer and all-rounder across the cricket world. Andre Russell is always looking aggressive and tricky when he was in the field. He is the key player of the West Indies, his presence in the team give strong support.

Andre Russell Family

Andre Russell father name is Michael Russell and his mother name is Sandra Davis, his mother is a teacher by profession. He belongs to a low- income family, due to the poor condition of Russell family his mother mostly asked him to quit play cricket and do something to earn money. Russell, in the end, requested his mother to provide him last chance for just only two years more. Russell luck and his talent worked for him and Andre Russell started domestic cricket and after his domestic career, he moves to International cricket. Andre Russell is the eldest of his 4 siblings.

Andre Russell Girlfriend/Wife

Russel had a long term relationship with his girlfriend, her name is Jassym Lora. Jassym Lora is a model by a profession and she is a very young and beautiful lady. Andre Russell and Jassym Lora had dated for many years. In 2014 Andre Russell and Jassym Lora got to engage. Andre proved himself a loyal lover. In July 2016 Russell married with Jassym. The beautiful couple is living a very happy life they are enjoying their lives.

Andre Russell International Career

In November 2010 Andre came into the West Indies Test cricket team for the tour of Sri Lanka, he joined the team as a fast bowler. In the Galle Test match, he took the new ball and he dismissed Tillakaratne Dilshan. However, Andre has not played a Test match since and has now he becomes the typical modern cricketer. With the good balling skills he is also a good fielder.

Andre Russell caught the attention by some outstanding performances with his bat. In the Cricket World Cup 2011, Andre made his ODI debut against Ireland at Mohali. In his first ODI, he made just only 3 runs and was bowled by John Mooney, in this match he took 1 wicket by giving 37 runs from his 10 overs. He broke the 91 runs partnership that proved him to be the turning point for his team and West Indies won this match by 44 runs. At Chennai in 2011, World Cup Andre took 2 wickets against India.

In the home series against Pakistan, West Indies performance was very poor and they showed very bad performance in this match series, In the World Cup 2011 against England, Andre recorded a four-wicket haul and he smashed 49 runs, but Andre gave his great performance in the One Day International series against India. Andre Russell was dropped from the first two ODIs match.

In the 3 rd ODI at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Andre made 92 runs not out at just 64 balls, when he was coming to the crease at that time the score of West Indies team was 96/7, he made great partnership with Kemar Roach, Russell’s unbeaten 92 runs help West Indies team to reach 225/8. Andre took 1 wicket by giving 59 runs. In this 3 rd ODI, the effort too much but in the end, India won the match, but Russell’s performance was really appreciable.

At the 4 the One Day International which was played at the same place at North Sound, where Andre made 25 runs just on 14 balls and he took 3 wickets by giving just 16 runs, he dismissed the key wickets of India.

At the 5 the One Day International at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Russell became the man of the match as Andre took 4 wickets just giving 35 runs only, India all out at the score of 251 runs in 47.1 overs.

Later that year Andre Russell recorded more impressive and smashing performances, he showed well performances in the 2012 ICC World T20.

Andre Russell also gave his good performances by playing against England and Bangladesh. Russell did spend some of his time outside the West Indies just because of his inconsistencies.

Andre Russell in IPL(Indian Premier League)

The most exciting talent to emerge from the CPL in recent times, a Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell who was bought by the Delhi Daredevils at the price of $450,000 during the 2012 IPL players auction. Russell is a strong striker of the ball and also a good bowler. Russell performs as a change bowler, he has the ability to change the game at any time.

After representing Delhi Daredevils in seven matches over the IPL seasons 2012 and 2013, Andre Russell was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2014 player auction at the price of 60 Lakhs INR. Though Andre did not play for a major part of their title-winning season, Andre made a mark in their 1 st CLT20 2014 match which he was playing against Chennai Super Kings when Russell smashed them to victory from a tough position.

Andre is the key player or pinches hitter for scoring runs for his team Kolkata Knight Riders. Andre Russell was the highest wicket taker in 2016 IPL from his team and Russell’s best score was 40 not out, he hit 1 fours and 4 sixes. Russell is the experienced playing with the powerful striking rate, he successfully made a prominent place in IPL for the KKR franchise. Kolkata Knight Riders have found a utility player in Andre Russell. Hitter Man Andre Russell retained by Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2017.

Andre Russell in PSL(Pakistan Super League)

He was the part of the PSL 2016, the first edition of Pakistan Super League. Andre was drafted in by the Islamabad United for US$140,000. His performed for Islamabad United as the leading player of the franchise and IU won the inaugural Edition of PSL. Andre finished the tournament as the leading wicket-taker of the team.

He was retained by the Islamabad United in the PSL 2017, and he is ready to perform again the leading role for his team Islamabad United.

Andre Russell in CSL(Caribbean Super League)

A powerful and versatile all-rounder from West Indies cricket team Andre Russell, a matured and perfect match of the format of the T20 game, he has the huge hitting talent ability with his bat and more deceptively fast delivery with his ball. Andre’s skills will be well utilized in the CPL. Andre Russell made fastest Caribbean Super League century on 6 the August 2016, Andre completed his century just in 42 balls and he hit 1 sixes.

Andre Russell Net Worth

In the 2012 IPL auction, he was bought by Delhi Daredevils for $450,000. For the 2014 IPL, he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 60 Lakh. He also played in the 2016 Pakistan Super League and bought by Islamabad United for $140,000. For the 2018 and 2019 IPL, he was retained by Kolkata Knight Riders for his previous sum of Rs. 8.5 crore.

Andre Russell Controversies

In any sports, equipment used in the match has always been a part of the controversy at some level. In Cricket, bats and balls have been the part of the game. On many occasions, cricketers such as bowlers tamper balls in order to get an extra swing, but in the matter of bat, there have been not enough more instances when they have become a part of the controversies.

West Indies start and all-rounder Andre Russell used a black bat during the start stage of Big Bash League in 2016-17. Russell used the black bat with a black blade and pink handle in the match against Sydney Thunder Sixers. Initially, Australia gave the go-ahead, but on the very next day of the match, it was banned because its color marks the ball. Andre Russell’s controversial black bat now will remain in his cricket kit bag for the remainder of the BBL after league executives banned it for making the ball.

According to the JADCO-Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission, Andre committed"anti-doping whereabouts" violations, for this controversy Andre could bear a lengthy ban from the cricket.

Andre, being a part of his team for the World T20 2016, he has reportedly missed 3 tests match in a period of twelve months, which equates to the failed test under the doping laws. Andre could face a two-year ban if he found guilty of the violation.

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