Andre Russell BBL Team: Melbourne Stars signs West Indian all-rounder for BBL 2021-22

Rishikesh Sharma
|Published 08/12/2021

Andre Russell BBL Team: The West Indian all-rounder will play for Melbourne Stars in the ongoing Big Bash League season 11.

After losing their first BBL 11 game against Sydney Sixers, the Melbourne Stars are on a signing streak. After Haris Rauf’s signature, they have now signed the superman Andre Russel. Andre Russel recently played for the Deccan Gladiators in the T10 League, who won the title.

Russel will be Star’s 5th overseas signing this season after Qais Ahmad, Joe Clarke, Syed Faridoun, and Haris Rauf. Although, a maximum of three overseas players can only feature in the playing eleven of Big Bash League teams. Andre Russel will be available to play five games of the Melbourne Stars starting on Friday against the Sydney Sixers.

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Melbourne Stars will be Andre Russel’s 2nd BBL team after Sydney Thunder. In BBL, Russel has scored 296 runs at a strike rate of 166.29, whereas he has scalped 23 wickets in bowling. Andre Russel had a decent IPL 2021 as well for the Kolkata Knight Riders. He scored 183 runs at a strike-rate of 152.50, whereas he scalped 11 wickets with the ball. The Melbourne Stars are struggling for a genuine all-rounder, and Andre Russel is just the right man for the job.

David Hussey, head coach of Melbourne Stars has expressed his delight on the signing of Andre Russel.

“We cannot wait to see Andre at the MCG in front of some big crowds this summer,” Hussey said.

“At the Stars, we always strive to have world-class players for our members and fans to admire, and Andre falls comfortably into that category. We look forward to seeing him entertain and thrill everyone, starting on Friday against the Thunder at the MCG.”

Andre Russel is a T20 monster and his records speak for himself. He has scored 6430 T20 runs, whereas he has scalped 343 wickets with the ball. It will be interesting to see Andre Russel back in the Big Bash League.



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Rishikesh Sharma

Rishikesh Sharma

An engineering graduate and an ardent Sports fan. Rishikesh Sharma is writing about cricket for 3 years now as corporate life didn't suit him. Sourav Ganguly made him fall in love with the game, and players like Brendon McCullum and Gautam Gambhir enhanced it. Apart from cricket, Rishikesh is a huge fan of Liverpool FC. When not watching sports, you will find him riding around Jaipur.

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