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Andre Russell turns 33: Interesting records, trivia about the stylish Knight Rider

Updated on: 29 April,2021 12:50 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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On Andre Russell's birthday, we take a look at some lesser-known facts about him.

Andre Russell turns 33: Interesting records, trivia about the stylish Knight Rider

Andre Russell. Picture/ AFP

West Indies and Kolkata Knight Riders star all-rounder Andre Russell celebrates his birthday today. The Jamaican cricketer, who turned 33 today, has become one of the most talked-about cricketers in the past few years. Russell has witnessed quite a few highs and lows in his cricket career. Andre Russell has played 56 ODIs scoring 1034 runs at an average of 27.21. with 4 fifties and a top score of 92*. He has also taken 70 ODI wickets with best figures of 4/35.


Andre Russell is one of the most impactful T20 players in the game and has experience across many leagues. Andre Russell has played in the Indian Premier League, Caribbean Premier League, Global T20 Canada,  Afghanistan Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League, Lanka Premier League and Pakistan Super League.



In his IPL career, Russell has so far played 80 matches and scored 1635 runs at an average of 28.68 with 9 fifties and a top score of 88*. His strike rate of 179.67 is currently the highest in the IPL. On Andre Russell's birthday, we take a look at some lesser-known facts about him.


  • Andre Russell has played just 1 Test match which was in November 2010 against Sri Lanka. He scored 2 runs and took 1 wicket for 73 runs. His strike rate stands at 22.22.
  • Andre Russell made his ODI debut at the 2011 World Cup in a match against Ireland. He went on to dismiss Ed Joyce in the match which Windies won.
  • Andre Russell has the highest strike rate in ODIs at 130.22.
  • Andre Russell is the first bowler to take 4 wickets in 4 deliveries in T20 format. During a match against India A, Russell dismissed Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Naman Ojha, and Yusuf Pathan.
  • Andre Russell is only the second player to score a hundred and take a hat-trick in a T20 match. He did so during the 2018 Caribbean Premier League. He scored the fastest 100 in CPL history as well as the second-highest score by a cricketer in CPL. His hat-trick was also the second one in CPL history.
  • Andre Russell has a record for most runs scored in an ODI by a batsman at no. 9. He scored an unbeaten 92 against India in June 2011.
  • Andre Russell made his T20I debut against Pakistan in 2011 and was dismissed for a duck.
  • In T20Is, Russell ranks second in terms of the worst bowling average from a player who has bowled at least 500 deliveries at 37.46, only behind Jacom Oram.
  • Andre Russell's famous nicknames are Dre Russ and Russell Muscle.

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