The Melbourne Renegades have landed one of the biggest names in T20 cricket with West Indian superstar Andre Russell locked in for the start of the new BBL season.
Russell was overlooked in the inaugural Big Bash draft despite being paid marketing money by Cricket Australia. He was even linked into the draft telecast amid an expectation he would be taken.
But his limited availability moved teams to look elsewhere, with the Renegades taking Liam Livingstone as the first-ever No.1 pick, who Russell now replaces due to the Englishman’s international commitments.
The big-hitting all-rounder returns for a second stint in red having represented the Renegades in BBL|04 where he took four wickets and blasted six sixes in four matches at an astronomical strike rate of 186.96.
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