Russell wants to return to Worcester after match-winning half century

WORCESTER, England, CMC- West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell says he is anxious to return to Worcestershire for a full season in the Friends Life T20 after completing a brief eight game stint for the county.

Russell has returned to the warmer climates of the Caribbean after belting a powerful half century to lead Worcestershire to a five-wicket win over Somerset  in the his final match.

“I would love to come back to Worcestershire, as long as everything is right,” Russell said after his match-winning 77 not out from 42 balls.

“I’m not really in the West Indies team. Anything can happen”.

Russell was Worcestershire’s second overseas player for the opening eight games of their hit-and-miss Friends Life t20 campaign.

His country’s win over Somerset and the defeat of table-topping Northants offer a glimpse of a bright future.

“They are a great set of lads at Worcester. They are always fun — win or lose — and that is key in a team,” said Russell.

“When a team are losing and everyone is getting grumpy and not expressing themselves, it can play a big part in losing and continuing to lose”.

The Jamaican cricketer, a member of the West Indies team that won the ICC T20 title last year, is elated over his last innings for Worcestershire.

“Chasing 190, I just played my natural game and I finally got the opportunity to go out there and show the world on Sky and on television back home what I can do,”he said.

“It had been a while since I got so many runs, in a t20 game, an international or whatever. It was good fun”

Russell is considered a key member of the Jamaica Tallawahs , due to launch their Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign against Guyana Amazon Warriors at Providence stadium yesterday.

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