Rario CPL Pack Drop: Reliving Andre Russell's top 3 knocks in the Caribbean Premier League

Rario CPL Pack Drop: Reliving Andre Russell’s top 3 knocks in the Caribbean Premier League

Russel's player card will be marked under the Black card category, which is one of the rare editions.

Andre Russell
Andre Russell. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images)

One of the most well-known Twenty20 tournaments in the world, the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), has partnered exclusively with Rario, the first cricket-based digital collectibles platform. In this revolutionary partnership, Rario has been granted access to build one-of-a-kind digital artifacts of iconic moments from not only the upcoming tournaments but also from the previous editions.

These collectibles allow fans the option to claim exclusive possession over their fondest memories of the tournament in a concrete, provable way by immortalizing the league’s historic occurrences. We all enjoy owning unique items! Do we not? Can we, as cricket enthusiasts, ever pass up the chance to own the hitherto shown cricket player cards?

Reserve your packs now

Well, I would never even think of missing such an opportunity! Rario recently revealed the Cricket Carnival Pack Drop, and it will include player cards from every franchise taking part in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League. These cards will be dropped on July 15 and they have been curated in such a manner, that every cricket fan would look to get his/her hands on them before they are sold out!

The cricket fans can reserve the packs in advance before they are dropped tomorrow evening. Two different types of packs have been made available for advance reservations. The first one is The Cricket Carnival- Champions Pack which includes six player cards from CPL 2022, one from each team. The six cards have been divided into two Gold cards and four Silver cards and the pack is available for $75.

The second one is The Cricket Carnival- Legends Pack, which includes one Black card and five Gold cards of the players from the upcoming edition of the CPL 2022. The Black cards are the rare limited edition ones and are the most unique ones among the lot thus this pack is priced at $225. All these cards from the two packs will benefit the buyers as they can be used in an exciting Cricket Strategy Game that is set to be launched soon!

Now that we know that the Black cards are very difficult to get hands-on, let us know a little more about one of the terrific players who is a part of the rare edition. The Caribbean all-rounder, the power-hitter, and one of the finest finishers of the game- he is none other than Trinbago Knight Riders’ Andre Russell.

Let us relive the three best knocks of Russell throughout the CPL editions so far-

  1. 121*(49) vs Trinbago Knight Riders, 2018

Russell’s brilliant performance against Trinbago Knight Riders in 2018 was noteworthy, with both the bat and the ball. It may serve as a model for power-hitting all-rounders of the 20-over format all over the world. First, he bagged a hat-trick in the first innings by dismissing Brendon McCullum, Darren Bravo, and Denesh Ramdin. As the skipper of the side, he then smashed an incredible 49-ball 121 for his team, including six fours and 13 sixes, to secure the victory with four wickets and three balls remaining.

  1. 100(42) vs Trinbago Knight Riders, 2016

Russell recorded the then-fastest CPL hundred in the team’s must-win Qualifier match against TKR, scoring it off just 42 balls. The swashbuckling batter came in at 67/4 in the tenth over, and during his blitz, he hit three fours and 11 sixes, helping the team reach a solid 195/7. Russell helped his team easily advance to the final by dismissing Brendon McCullum and Kevon Cooper in a three-over spell when he took charge of the bowling attack. It was a crucial fixture for the team, and they stormed through the semi-finals, thereby defeating Guyana Amazon in the finals and lifting the cup that year.

  1. 50*(14) vs St. Lucia Kings, 2021

The quickest fifty in CPL history was scored by Russell against St. Lucia Kings in Basseterre last year when he hit an undefeated fiery 50 off 14 balls with three fours and six sixes. With 17 balls left, the right-hander came out when his team was at 199/3 and punished left-arm seamers Wahab Riaz and Obed McCoy as the final two overs produced 32 and 22 runs, respectively, to push Jamaica Tallawahs to 255/5, the second-highest score in the history of CPL.