Andre Dwayne Russell, the 28-year-old Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder will parade his skills in England this summer after signing a short term contract with Nottinghamshire for the T20 Blast in England.
Russell is no stranger to English conditions. He played at Barnards Green Cricket Club, for Worcestershire, from as early as 2010, in the embryonic stage of his career.
Back then, he helped in securing promotion for his team from Worcestershire Cricket League into Birmingham League cricket. He took 39 wickets at an average of 10.15. He also led the averages with his batting, hitting 799 runs in 11 innings at an average of 99.88 (3 NOs).
He made his Test cricket debut against Sri Lanka in November 2010 and later made his ODI debut in the 2011 Cricket World Cup match against Ireland at Mohali.
Today, Russell struts his cricketing skills primarily in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Pakistan Super League as well as Australia Big Bash League.
Russell is regarded as one of the bigwigs in Twenty20 cricket and is much sought after by teams around the world.
He is one of the members of West Indies team that recently won the ICC World Twenty20 Championship to be ignored for tri-nations series set to start on Friday.
Nigel Belle, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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