West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell is set to join Big Bash League franchise Melbourne Stars side for five matches. The 33-year-old will play his first match of the ongoing BBL season as Stars take on Sydney Thunder at the MCG on Friday. Russell joins the set-up after Stars added Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf. The Caribbean all-rounder will play his first BBL season since 2017.
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Russell solidifies the bench strength of Stars, who are without Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Joe Burns, and Billy Stanlake. The former returns to Australia's premier T20 league after spending three seasons with Sydney Thunder (2014-17). Russell was a part of Thunder's title-winning campaign in the 2015/16 edition. He is one of the greatest all-rounders in T20 cricket at present.
Information Russell has a strike rate of 166.29 in the BBL
As of now, Russell has smashed 296 runs from 17 innings at a staggering strike rate of 166.29 in the BBL. The star all-rounder has also accounted for 23 wickets. He averages an impressive 23.39 with the ball.
T20s Russell's numbers in T20 cricket
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