[33], In 2014 he began a second career as a recording artist under the name 'Dre Russ', with two singles released in November, one a collaboration with Beenie Man. Since August 2018, he has played only twice in the format, with both of his appearances coming in the series win against Sri Lanka earlier this year, and he does not have a CWI central contract. [32] On 31 January 2017, Russell was banned from cricket for one year. How many bowlers have taken a five-for against the Mumbai Indians? [27], In July 2020, he was named in the Jamaica Tallawahs squad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League. [23][24], In September 2018, he was named as the Icon Player for Nangarhar's squad in the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament. Inconsistency: Unlike previous years, the consistency of Russell is not there and that is something that will make the KKR management rethink on Russell. 'I'm feeling like the luckiest cricketer in the world' - Noor Ahmad, Varun Chakravarthy, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Natarajan and other young players who have impressed me this IPL, Three young cricketers I'd like to watch in the 2020-21 Australia v India series, Seven ways to improve T20, starring high-res cameras, shared meals, and more, Why Rishabh Pant needs to understand his own game better, Jason Roy unfazed by England's 'frightening' white-ball options, 'Winning two T20 World Cups and ranking No. With the stakes in IPL higher than ever, will the KKR management retain the Jamaican superstar? That is, the answers are yes. Russell, who has the ability to win matches with a single hand, failed miserably in the IPL 2020 season.

", "I haven't spoken to him since we came down here [to New Zealand]," Simmons said. Instead, Russell will be in Sri Lanka, where he will be competing for the Colombo Kings in the inaugural Lanka Premier League. He has played in more than 300 Twenty20 matches for a range of sides in leagues throughout the world. After being dropped from the first two ODIs, he scored 92 not out off 64 balls in the 3rd ODI after coming to the crease at 96/7.

He hit 52 sixes in the tournament; only Chris Gayle has hit more sixes in any single season of the IPL. "CWI fully respects their decision to choose to do so and states that this will not impact consideration for future selection," a media release said. Inconsistency could be another reason why the KKR franchise could release him ahead of the mega auction. Russell signalled towards the end of the IPL that he was some way short of full fitness following an injury, despite returning to the Kolkata Knight Riders side in time for their final group match against Rajasthan Royals. A fast bowling all-rounder, Russell made his Test cricket debut against Sri Lanka in November 2010. 9 is off balance' - Fletcher. That was Andre Russell at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata at a similar stage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the previous edition. [18], For his performances in the 2019 IPL season, he was named in the Cricinfo IPL XI[19], On 16 August 2016 Russell scored the fastest Caribbean Premier League century, completing his 100 in 42 balls. [12] However, on 24 June 2019, Russell was ruled out of the rest of the tournament, due to a knee injury, and was replaced by Sunil Ambris. [2], In 2010 he played at Barnards Green Cricket Club in Worcestershire, England, helping them secure promotion from Worcestershire Cricket League into Birmingham League cricket. Devdutt Padikkal: 'Virat Kohli makes your game easier and helps you build an innings'. Dre Russ went all guns blazing in the previous season for KKR, smashing 510 runs at a superb average of 56.66 while collecting 11 wickets at an average of 26.