|Full Name||Andre Dwayne Russell|
|Nickname(s)||Dre Russ, A Russell|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 1”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 15 Inches
|National Side||West Indies
|International Debut||Test- 15 November 2010 vs Sri Lanka in Galle
ODI- 11 March 2011 vs Ireland in Mohali
T20- 21 April 2011 vs Pakistan in St Lucia
|Jersey Number||#12 (West Indies)
#12 (IPL, County Cricket)
|Domestic/State Team(s)||West Indies, Khulna Royal Bengals, Delhi Daredevils, Sylhet Royals, Jamaica Tallawahs, Worcestershire, West Indies A, Kolkata Knight Riders, Knights, Melbourne Renegades, Comilla Victorians, Sydney Thunder, Islamabad United|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast|
|Favourite Shot||Pull Shot|
|Nature on field||Very aggressive|
|Likes to play against||Australia|
|Career Turning Point||In 2011, he made 92 not out at the 3rd game of an ODI series against India.|
|Records (main ones)||• On 21 September 2013, in a T20 match against India A, he took 4 wickets in 4 successive deliveries. In these four deliveries, he took the wickets of Kedar Jadhav, Yuvraj Singh, Naman Ojha and Yusuf Pathan.
• He scored 185 runs at a strike rate of 186 and took 16 wickets in the 2015-16 Big Bash League (BBL) and helped Sydney Thunder to win the title.
• At the 2018 Caribbean Premier League against Trinbago Knight Riders, he scored a century off 40 balls hitting 6 fours and 13 sixes. He also took a hat-trick in the same match. Thus he became the second player after Joe Denly to score a century and take a hat-trick in the same match.
|Date of Birth||29 April 1988|
|Age (as in 2019)||31 Years|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Hobbies||Dancing, Listening to Music|
|Controversies||• On 31 January 2017, he was banned for one year from Cricket when he committed an "anti-doping whereabouts" violation. ESPN
• Once he said about his domestic T20 leagues' priorities that playing just for the West Indies wouldn’t be enough to meet his expenses.
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Jassym Lora (Model)|
|Wife/Spouse||Jassym Lora (Model)
Daughter- Aaliyah Russell
|Parents||Father- Michael Russell
Mother- Sandra Davis (Teacher)
|Favourite Cricketer(s)||Batsmen: AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle
Bowler: Courtney Walsh
|Favourite Food(s)||Curry goat, Fried Dumplings, Ackee and Saltfish|
|Favourite Actor||Jamie Foxx|
|Salary (approx.)||Retaining Fee- Rs. 8.5 crore (IPL 2018 and 2019)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Andre Russell
- Does Andre Russell smoke?: Not Known
- Does Andre Russell drink alcohol?: Yes
- Once he scored 42 runs in a warm-up match against Australia Prime Minister’s XI.
- He wanted to wear jersey #99, but when he got selected for West Indies, he got #12.
- Due to his family’s poor financial condition, his mother wanted him to pursue higher studies, but he asked her for 2 years to try his luck in cricket.
- He is eldest of his 4 siblings.
- Russell is considered one of the most powerful hitters of the cricket ball.
- He started his second career as a recording artist under the name ‘Dre Russ’ in 2014.
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