West Indies vs South Africa T20 Series: West Indies’ swashbuckling batsman and Andre Russell, who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL, is ready once again.
Andre Russell (Photo Credit: ians)
New Delhi :
West Indies vs South Africa T20 Series : West Indies’ strong batsman and Andre Russell, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL, is ready once again. West Indies have included all-rounder Andre Russell in the team for the first two matches of the T20 series against South Africa. It is believed that the West Indies team has now started preparing for the T20 World Cup, which is to be held from October to November this year. The Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel has announced a 13-man squad for the first two matches of the five-match T20I series. Kieron Pollard has been named captain and Nicholas Pooran as vice-captain for the first two matches.
Andre Russell has been a member of the two-time T20 World Cup winning team which won the title in 2012 and 2016. Andre Russell has played 49 T20 matches for the Windies. He last played a match against Sri Lanka in March this year. The Windies have already suffered a 0-2 loss in the two-match Test series against South Africa. Let us inform that earlier, while playing a match in Pakistan Super League i.e. PSL 2021, a ball hit Andre Russell’s head, after which he was admitted to the hospital. Andre Russell, playing for Quetta Gladiators in the PSL, was hit in the head when he was batting in a match against Islamabad United. After this he was taken off the field. After being hit in the head, Russell was taken off the field on a stature. He got it in the first over of the second innings. However, now Andre Russell is completely fine and is preparing to play the series with West Indies.
West Indies squad for South Africa series is as follows
Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair.
First Published : 26 Jun 2021, 12:04:01 PM