Andre Russell hits big in T20I cricket, joins Dwayne Bravo’s club

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West Indies’ star all-rounder Andre Russell arrived to play in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 on Sunday, June 2. This match of West Indies was against Papua New Guinea. The match was played at the Providence Stadium in Guyana, with Andre Russell setting a record. Andre Russell took two wickets against Papua New Guinea and joined the club of the great Dwayne Bravo.

The 36-year-old Russell took two wickets for 19 runs in 3 overs in the first match of Group C of the T20 World Cup 2024, followed by an unbeaten 15 off nine balls to lead the team to victory. When he took two wickets in a single match, he became the second West Indies cricketer after Dwayne Bravo to score more than 500 runs and take 50 or more wickets in T20 international cricket.

The third match of the T20 World Cup 2024 had a super over, 12 years in the history of the tournament.

Bravo played his last T20I match for the West Indies in 2021 and has taken 1255 runs and 78 wickets in his 91 career matches. Along with this, Andre Russell has scored 970 runs in 76 matches played so far and has taken 51 wickets. He also became the sixth West Indies cricketer to take more than 50 wickets in the shorter format. Bravo (78), Jason Holder (66), Samuel Badree (54), Sunil Narine (52) and Sheldon Cottrell (52) have done this before him.

A total of 16 cricketers in the world have scored 500 runs and taken 50 or more wickets in T20 International cricket, but there is only one Indian in the list and that cricketer is none other than all-rounder Hardik Pandya. 30-year-old Hardik Pandya has scored 1348 runs and taken 73 wickets in 92 T20 Internationals played so far. He is the vice captain of Team India in this mega event. He is the main player of the team.

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