Cricket – Why Andre Russell rocks the 20-over format

Cricket: Why Andre Russell rocks the 20-over format

S RAJESH – ESPNcricinfo.com  – April 15, 2016
With the bat, Andre Russell scores his runs at the rate of 10.2 per over; with the ball, he concedes only 8.03 per over © BCCI

With the bat, Andre Russell scores his runs at the rate of 10.2 per over; with the ball, he concedes only 8.03 per over © BCCI

Andre Russell is one of only two allrounders – Dwayne Bravo is the other – to score 2000-plus runs and take 100-plus wickets in T20s 

 Andre Russell has played only one Test match in his international career so far. In a match remembered for Chris Gayle’s 333, against Sri Lanka in Galle, Russell batted at No. 9, made 2 in his only innings, and with the ball had match figures of 1 for 104. His ODI numbers are better: a batting average of nearly 30 at a strike rate of 130, and 64 wickets at a bowling average of 32 and economy rate of 5.8.
His 41 T20 internationals have fetched him fair returns as well, but it’s really in T20 franchise cricket that Andre Russell has truly made his mark, plying his trade in Australia, India, Bangladesh, England and West Indies. His returns with both bat and ball have been so impressive that Russell is clearly one of the best T20 allrounders going around today.

During the course of the 2016 IPL Russell will turn 28 and play his 200th T20, which means he has both age and experience on his side, to further improve numbers which are already very impressive. In the last three years, especially, he has got his act together with both bat and ball, and his outstanding fielding further adds to the package.  [Read more]
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  • Ron Saywack.  On 04/19/2016 at 5:36 am

    West Indies need this star to be involved in all three formats, as they strive to reclaim cricket’s pinnacle. He is a match winner by all measures.

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