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The Melbourne Renegades have signed West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
Russell, who will be joining his West Indian compatriot Dwayne Bravo, is renowned for being a big-hitter, superb fielder and useful bowler.
“I’m really looking forward to getting to Australia and playing a key role for the Melbourne Renegades this season,” Russell said. “The Renegades have a talented squad this year with a good mix of big hitters and great bowlers so I want to contribute to the team in both areas this season.
“The Melbourne crowds are well-known for being passionate about sport and I’m excited to experience that atmosphere at Etihad Stadium.”
Renegades head coach Simon Helmot added: “We’ve got some really solid batting talent across the line-up and we were keen to add an explosive all-rounder within our squad. Andre fits that bill and increases our bowling options with the likes of Peter Siddle, Nathan Rimmington, Fawad Ahmed, Aaron O’Brien and James Pattinson as he continues his return from injury.”