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Melbourne Stars rope in Andre Russell for BBL 2021-22

Russell will be available for Stars’ next match against Sydney Thunder

Andre Russell
Andre Russell ( Image Credit: IPL/BCCI))

Talismanic West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has joined Melbourne Stars for the ongoing 11th season of the Big Bash League. This is the second signing for Stars after they earlier roped in Pakistan pacer, Harris Rauf. Stars have got off to a horrendous start in the BBL as they lost the opening match to Sydney Sixers by a huge margin of 152 runs. Russell’s signing comes as a shot in the arm for Stars, who will be aiming for a win in their second match against Sydney Thunder on Friday (December 10).

The big-hitting all-rounder has previously played for Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades. He is also coming off from good form in the Abu Dhabi T10 tournament. Russell’s street smartness coupled with his ability to change the complexion of the game in a few overs make him a dangerous customer.

David Hussey, head coach of Melbourne Stars expressed happiness after signing Russell. “We cannot wait to see Andre at the MCG in front of some big crowds this summer,” Hussey said according to Sports Rush.

“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.”

Stars have been one of the most consistent teams in the BBL but they are yet to win the elusive title. The West Indian all-rounder might help the team turn their fortunes around. He will be available for the next five matches for Stars.

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