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Andre Russell is an all-time legend of T20 cricket around the globe. He is someone whose explosive batting, thunderous bowling, and athletic fielding make him a force to be reckoned with on the cricket field. Born on April 29, 1988, in Kingston, Jamaica, Russell has become a formidable player across various formats of the game, leaving a lasting impact on the sport with his immense talent and power.

From an early age, Russell showed great promise in cricket, and it was no surprise when he made his debut for Jamaica in 2007. Russell's arrival on the international stage was marked by his ability to hit the ball with incredible power, often dispatching bowlers into the stands with ease. Dre-Russ as he’s often referred to, has an uncanny ability to  clear the boundary at will and has earned him the reputation of being one of the most destructive hitters in modern-day cricket. Moreover he can consistently bowl at speeds in excess of 140 km/h makes him a potent weapon for any team.

Russell has been associated with the Knight Riders franchises for 10 years now and has been an absolute stalwart for the knights. 10 years from the day he joined KKR for the first time, Andre has now represented 4 of the Knight Riders owned franchises. Come this season of ILT20, Andre will be looking forward to putting his best foot forward and be the game-changing all-rounder that he has always been for the Knight Riders. Another exciting journey towards glory begins for Dre-Russ and ADKR in this upcoming season.