Russell handed captain's armband

25 June 2018 10:15:26 EST

Andre Russell is refusing to divulge his targets for this year's Caribbean Premier League after taking over the Jamaica Tallawahs captaincy.

West Indies all-rounder Russell is returning to domestic Twenty20 action following a 12-month suspension for irregularities in drug testing.

Of the contribution he hopes to make with bat and ball, he said: "I always set personal goals but I don't let it out loud because I don't want to say I want 20 wickets, 30 wickets and I only get 10.

"Every player wants to get wickets, take a lot of catches, score runs, but I have my personal goals and I just hope I can achieve them."

Russell is a seasoned Twenty20 performer after travelling the globe and performing at the Big Bash League, Indian Premier League, Pakistan Super League and England's Twenty20 Blast.

Of the Caribbean Premier League - which starts on 8th August, with a final scheduled for 16th September - he added: "It is very important. I think just like how passionate the guys in India are, just coming from IPL, and seeing how passionate these guys are about getting to the top four, winning the cup and looking forward to every practice session and everything.

"It means a lot to the local guys and I think that's what it's supposed to mean to us as well, because once you're in your home town I think that's where you want to be and it's just going to make you express yourself a lot more."

West Indies are 9/1 to win the Twenty20 World Cup in 2020 while England can be backed at 5/1.

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