Andre Russell To Play in Big Bash League: T20 cricket’s star all-rounder and stormy batsman Andre Russell is once again ready to play in the Big Bash League. This is the first time since the year 2017. When this West Indies all-rounder will be seen playing in this league. Currently, Russell has reached Australia for this league and is in home quarantine for 72 hours in Sydney.
Stormy batsman Andre Russell once again returned to Big Bash League
Kolkata Knight Riders and West Indies star all-rounder Andre Russell are all set to make their debut for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League on Friday. But they have to fulfill many conditions. Russell will not be able to touch any fellow player during the match. Not only this, he will have to enter the Melbourne Cricket Ground from another gate different from the team. At the same time, he will not be able to share the team’s dressing room for today’s match against Sydney Thunder.
Russell will have to strictly follow the quarantine rules
Andre Russell has spent only 3 days in quarantine in Sydney after arriving in Australia this week. Whereas he had to live in 7 gin isolation. Cricket Australia has made strict Covid-19 protocols for them. They will have to follow it strictly for the next 7 days.
Russell will not be able to meet fellow players for 7 days
Apart from this, many other conditions will have to be followed by Russell. During the match, he will sit in another dugout apart from the team and will not be able to be a part of any celebration with the team. Even while facing the opposition players, they have to keep these things in mind. He will stay away from his Melbourne Stars teammates until he completes 7 days of isolation.
Andre Russell retained by Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of 2022 season
He scored an unbeaten 90 off just 32 balls to help his team Deccan Gladiators clinch the T10 League title in Abu Dhabi. In which he won the title of ‘Player of the Match’. This star player has recently been retained by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) ahead of the 2022 season of IPL.
Russell returning to the league after 4 years
Russell is returning to the league after 4 years. He played for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League between 2014 and 2017. Andre Russell has played 19 matches in the league. During this, he has scored 296 runs at a strike rate of 166. He has hit 21 sixes in the league. Apart from this, the 33-year-old all-rounder also took 23 wickets at an average of 23. His best performance was 3 wickets for 13 runs.