Andre Russell Injury Update: West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell had missed the last match against South Africa at Southampton.
West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell had missed their last match against South Africa at Southampton after succumbing to an injury in the last match he played against Australia at Trent Bridge.
In the two matches which Russell played in the tournament so far, he dismissed a couple of batsmen each in both the matches. While Russell didn’t get to bat in the first match, he was severely criticized for gifting his wicket away in the second match.
Chasing a 289-run target, Russell came in to bat at No. 7 in the 35th over. Having scored 15 (11) with the help of two fours and a six in an attacking manner, Russell skied a Mitchell Starc delivery for an unnecessary shot to walk back to the pavilion.
With West Indies needing 73 from 68 balls at that point, Russell could have easily batted more sensibly especially against someone like Starc.
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Andre Russell Injury Update
In a recent interview with The Guardian, West Indies Coach Floyd Reifer confirmed that Russell was rested in the last match as a precautionary measure. Reifer also disclosed that Russell is now fully fit and will be available for the clash against England tomorrow at Southampton.
“The game against England is a big game for us and we’re looking forward to that, so we’re wrapping him [Andre Russell] in cotton wool,” Reifer was quoted as saying.
With Russell back in the squad for tomorrow’s all-important match, West Indian team management would be hoping for him to take more responsibility with bat in hand. Considering his recent batting form in the Indian Premier League, Russell can change the course of the game on his own in the ongoing tournament.
Currently at the sixth position in the points table, West Indies have both won and lost a match each in the tournament.