New Delhi: Andre Russell's IPL stint with Delhi Daredevils has largely been spent recovering from a nagging hamstring injury. When he got a chance though, he smashed the ball around a fair bit and then, when he bowled, got smashed in return. Here, Russell speaks to Wisden India on Chris Gayle, his role model, Darren Sammy, his close friend, and the improving standards of West Indian cricket.
Andre, there's evidently a fair bit of talent in West Indian cricket. But why is it that guys like you, Kieron Pollard, Adrian Barath and others have not performed consistently?
I think it's got to do with the divide among the islands, which causes problems within the team. But at the same time, I think it's getting better. I think that in the next couple of years, we can dominate cricket again. Most of our boys are big. Yes, we are getting older, but at the same time, we are becoming more mature. We are also playing around the world, so we are gaining in experience, which we are taking back home. So in the next two years, or within the next year, we will cause a lot of damage. As you have seen in the series against Australia, we are getting closer and closer.
Is it correct to say that the best cricketers from the Caribbean today are made in the limited-overs' mould and not for Test cricket?