Andre Russell is one of the most precious gamers in T20 cricket, and now his West Indies workforce-mate Dwayne Bravo has likened the Jamaican to “our Chris Gayle, our Brian Lara” in T20Is. Bravo’s praise came in the wake of Russell’s impactful return throughout the two-match T20I sequence in Sri Lanka, which was also the initial collection he played for West Indies due to the fact currently being ruled out of the 2019 Planet Cup due to an injuries.
West Indies won the series 2- with Russell playing a massive hand, scoring 35 off 14 balls in the initial T20I and 40 off 14 in the second. The latter was, in particular, a whirlwind knock as Russell packed six sixes to include to the four he hit in the 1st match, plenty of to fetch the Player-of-the-Series award.
“He’s the very best in the planet,” Bravo, who was component of the West Indies side, stated in praise of Russell in a chat with Trinidad-dependent radio station I955 FM on Friday. “It truly is the very same I made use of to say of Chris Gayle when Chris Gayle was in his key – we are happy to have him representing us, we did not have to arrive up and bowl in opposition to him in an worldwide match. It truly is the very same with Andre Russell. Andre Russell now is our Chris Gayle, is our Brian Lara, in the T20 structure. He is the superstar.”