On this version of the event, Russell has picked up 5 wickets from four video games.

Andre Russell
Andre Russell. (Photograph Supply: SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Photos)

With the form of kind that he has displayed within the IPL 2019, Andre Russell was anticipated to be a large pressure for the Windies within the World Cup 2019. He appeared unstoppable within the home T20 league and performed glorious all-round cricket. Nonetheless, all through that event, the 31-year-old needed to take care of a number of accidents and a number of ache. It appeared to be a jigsaw puzzle that was nearly held collectively.

Whereas Russell has been capable of take care of a lot of these accidents and proceed to play, the left knee saved haunting him. All through the IPL and now within the World Cup as properly, he was visibly struggling together with his knee and appeared to be in nice ache. It appears to have aggravated in the course of the sport in opposition to Australia which his workforce misplaced by 15 runs. Then, within the subsequent sport in opposition to South Africa which needed to be deserted as a result of rain, he wasn’t part of the taking part in XI.

He did play the subsequent two video games in opposition to England and Bangladesh however the all-rounder once more missed out the New Zealand match. Whereas it was anticipated to be a precautionary measure, the Caribbean followers have gotten a bit of dangerous information. Andre Russell has been dominated out of the rest of the event as a result of this harm.

WICB names the substitute

The Windies Cricket Board (WICB) had earlier named just a few gamers because the back-up in case any participant within the squad is injured. This included the retired DJ Bravo as properly. Nonetheless, the selectors determined to choose a pure batsman as a substitute. The 26-year-old Sunil Ambris will likely be changing Russell within the aspect. He’s anticipated to affix the workforce in England forward of the conflict in opposition to Staff India on June 27.

Ambris hasn’t bought a substantial amount of expertise on the worldwide stage. He has performed 6 Assessments and 6 ODIs up to now. His numbers within the white-ball format have been nice. He scored 316 runs up to now at an equivalent common and strike fee of 105.33. The fitting-hander has bought a century and a half-century to his identify. With the form of squad that the Windies have, it wouldn’t be a shock if he’s slotted into the taking part in eleven straightaway for the subsequent sport.