Andre Russell’s failure in the two matches he has played thus far in the Australia Big Bash is beginning to raise alarm among some fans and pundits.
The Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder who was instrumental in helping his team Sydney Thunder to win the Big Bash title last year has seen his team suffered heavy losses in their title defense since the start of the competition.
However, Russell’s coach Paddy Upton is not unduly worried as he believed that his go-to man can turn the game once he gets going.
He has asked for patience and calm as well as posited that Russell will find form in the fullness of time.
On the other hand, Russell’s big black bat could make its return in the next game scheduled for December 28.
The bat was banned after just one game in Australia’s top domestic T20 tournament with Cricket Australia declaring that it left marks on the ball.
However, it is reported that the bat manufacturers, Spartan have been working with Cricket Australia to sort out the problem and there could be a resolution soon.
This pink and black colored bat used by Andre Russell in the game is one of the latest in a series of innovations after the mongoose bats.
Russell is one of the most destructive T20 batsmen and inspired by Gayle’s Golden bat, his black bat is creating a tremendous buzz in the Big Bash League and is also a talking point in social media.
Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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