Andre Russell

West Indies star all-rounder Andre Russell has dominated himself out of the primary two T20Is in opposition to India in Florida. The 31i-year-old had solely simply returned to motion after knee surgical procedure, however a CWI press launch on Friday stated he skilled some discomfort whereas enjoying within the ongoing International T20 Canada and has expressed his unavailability to the selectors.

Center-order batsman Jason Mohammed will substitute him within the 14-man squad.

“He [Mohammed] is a participant with numerous expertise in all three codecs and – having accomplished properly for Trinidad & Tobago in addition to Guyana Amazon Warriors,” Floyd Reifer, West Indies interim head coach, stated.

“It’s not simple to fill the footwear of somebody like Andre Russell, who has dominated T20 cricket all around the world and helped West Indies win the ICC T20 World Cup on two events. We imagine Jason is able to good performances and we again him to carry out at this degree and win video games as properly,” Reifer added.

Russell final performed for West Indies within the 2019 World Cup earlier than persistent knee points dominated him out of the event. His alternative, the 32-year-old Mohammed led a second-string Windies facet in Pakistan final 12 months, which was additionally his final T20I look.


The primary two T20Is between West India and India are scheduled to be held on the Broward County Stadium in Florida on Saturday and Sunday. The third and closing T20I will likely be performed on the Guyana Nationwide Stadium on Tuesday.

West Indies squad for the primary two T20Is:

Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Anthony Bramble, John Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Jason Mohammed, Oshane Thomas.