The hard-hitting all-rounder, Andre Russell has been ruled out of the World Cup 2019 due to a knee injury. 26-year-old Sunil Ambris named as the replacement.
After being rested for a couple of matches, West Indies have finally given up on the hard-hitting all-rounder, Andre Russell.
Russell had been suffering from a knee injury for quite some time now, and he has minimal chances of recovering during the tournament. Meanwhile, West Indies have named a pure batsman, the 26-year-old Sunil Ambris as the replacement for the remainder of the tournament.
Andre Russell was named as the most valuable player in IPL 2019. However, Russell failed to impress with his performance in World Cup 2019. He did start on a bright note with a fierce spell against Pakistan, however, since then, he hasn’t been able to contribute anything substantial for West Indies.
His hamstring is still a work in progress, and the aggravation of his knee problem isn’t something to cheer about. It has hindered him from continuing his magnificent run of form from the IPL.
West Indies have already had issues in the tournament with their performance, and losing Andre Russell to a knee injury has only taken their campaign from bad to worse.
With West Indies more or less out of the race for the World Cup knockouts, this injury scare might not hold a lot of value. However, this may act as a learning curve for both Russell and the West Indies cricket board.
Managing players’ workload is very important, given the three formats and the frequency at which players travel and play. We wish Andre Russell has a speedy recovery.
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