Why is Andre Russell not playing in today’s vs West Indies vs New Zealandmatch of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Manchester
The West Indian star all-rounder Andre Russell has been left out of the Playing 11 for the West Indies vs New Zealand Match 29 of the ICC Cricket World Cup at The Old Trafford in Manchester.
Having lost their previous encounter against Bangladesh the last thing Windies camp would have wanted is their ace all-rounder in the team to warm the benches at the sidelines.
Owing to knee injury
West Indies trounced New Zealand in the warm-ups; can they do a repeat to revive their World Cup campaign?
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3 changes in the Windies side
The Windies have in fact made three changes for the match versus New Zealand. Apart from Andre Russell, the Southpaw batsman- Darren Bravo and pacer Shannon Gabriel have also been left out of the squad.
Darren Bravo was sent in at no.8 in the previous match against Bangladesh, and dropping him out of the Playing 11 perhaps is a little harsh on him.
Shannon Gabriel, on the other hand failed to impress with his fast bowling, as he was pummelled for as many as 78 runs in 8.3 overs. Both the aforementioned have made way for Ashley Nurse and Kemar Roach in side.