CPL 2020: Andre Russell gets new nickname “Danger Russ”
Andre Russell who is widely regarded as one of the most powerful strikers of the ball in limited-over cricket and T20s has now been given a new nickname “Danger Russ” ahead of the forthcoming CPL 2020.
The Jamaica Tallawahs player has got the new nickname after his performances in T20 leagues across the world.
The 32-year-old has played 57 games in the history of the CPL and gained 1,109 runs with a highest score of 121*. He averages around 31 and has hit more sixes (87) than fours (80).
The all-rounder also took 55 wickets at 24.3 of an average and 17.2 of strike rate.
The CPL tournament will begin on 18th August and will see 33 matches played at two venues in Trinidad with the final on 10th September.
The first match will see the runners-up of 2019, the Guyana Amazon Warriors, taking on Trinbago Knight Riders.
While South African spinner Imran Tahir will lead Guyana, Caribbean all-rounder Dwayne Bravo will captain Trinbago Knight Riders team.
Barbados Tridents lifted their second CPL title in 2019, after defeating the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final by 27 runs.
In the meantime, CPL stated in an official statement that all those participating in the Hero Caribbean Premier League have tested negative for Covid-19.
According to the statement released by CPL, “Those who travelled into Trinidad and Tobago have now had two tests since their arrival, all of which have been negative. Those who are residents of Trinidad and entered the tournament bubble have also returned negative tests.”
CPL also disclosed that all franchise teams will now begin training and CPL officials and television crew will now have minimal