Andre Russell added for the last two ODIs against England
Windies seam-bowling all-rounder Andre Russell has been added to the ODI squad for the last two ODIs against England.
England are now in a long tour to Caribbean Islands for all three formats of the game. The visitors had a shocking Test series since the hosts completely outplayed them in the longest version of the game.
The hosts had a really good time with the white clothes against the Englishmen with a famous Test series win. Now the ongoing ODI series is also well poised as both teams are looking more competitive to each other.
But the hosts are stuck with an injury blow in the form of their lead pacer Kemar Roach. Since the pacer has to be withdrawn from the series, Andre Russell has been named as his replacement for the last two ODIs.
“Kemar Roach had to be withdrawn from the ODI series due to injury and will be replaced in the squad by the experienced Andre Russell for the last two matches. We believe Russell will add value to the squad,” Courtney Browne, Chairman of CWI Selection Panel, said.
“We are well aware that although Andre’s bowling may be limited due to a knee problem, his tremendous batting ability to power the ball in the back end of the game will be an asset to the team. The panel take this opportunity to wish captain Jason Holder and his team all the best for the remainder of matches in the series.”
The fourth ODI will be played in Grenada on February 27 before the final match in St Lucia on March 2. The two teams will then take on each other in a three-match T20I series from March 5.