By News Americas Sports Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 5, 2014: The Melbourne Renegades are coming hard this season, signing another West Indian cricketer to their squad.
Jamaican Andre Russell, a fast bowler and power-hitter, has been signed by the Renegades. Russell is a regular for the Windies in short-format cricket, having played 38 one-day internationals and 30 Twenty20 internationals.
“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.”
He will join Windies teammate Dwayne Bravo during the first half of the Big Bash League.
Their first match is the derby against the Melbourne Stars at Etihad Stadium on January 3rd.