Russell aims to impress all-round

Explosive all-rounder Andre Russell says he is targeting a big one-day series against Sri Lanka, and will be aiming to score his maiden One-Day International hundred and get a five-wicket haul in the three-match rubber, according to a West Indies Cricket Board release. 

West Indies face Sri Lanka in the opening ODI at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday. Speaking after his stunning 89 off 54 balls in the one-day warm-up game last week, Russell said he felt in good form and believed if he could achieve his targets, then he could also help West Indies to a series win. 

“At the moment I’m feeling strong. I had a long rest and I am happy to be back in international cricket, especially in the West Indies colors,” the 27-year-old Jamaican said. 

“It means a lot to me so I would love to pick up some wickets as well, not just to contribute with my batting.  

“I would love to get wickets, get a five-wicket haul in ODIs and those sort of things. I have a few goals for this series.” 

Andre Russell
Andre Russell is in sparkling form. – PHOTO: AP