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Andre Russell falls with knee injury, Holder holds ‘no regret’


For the second time in the tournament, all-rounder Andre Russell plunked down with another phase of knee injury during West Indies’ eight wicket defeat on against England on Friday after also leaving the field in the Australia match earlier on.

Andre Russell falls with knee injury, Holder holds 'no regret'
   Andre Russell flares up with knee injury while bowling to Jonny Bairstow. Photo: Getty Images

But Captain Jason Holder literally hold no regret insisting Russell’s fitness is a gamble worth taking because at the end of the day, he is a match winner.

“We have been trying our best to keep him on the park, but it is proving difficult. Going forward, we have to persist. He is here for a reason. We think he can be a match-winner for us,”

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Holder said.

“We have just got to cope with him. We have got to do everything we possibly can with him to keep him on the park,” the Caribbean skipper said.

Failing to make any impact in the tournament so far, West Indies are far reached for the semi-finals; they have Bangladesh to face in the coming match on Monday and Holder said they are on target, knows all they have to do is to win.

“I think it would be very foolish not to be confident [we can reach the semi’s]. There’s still a lot of cricket to be played in this tournament. We have only played four games. There is a hell of a lot of cricket left to be played,” he said.

“We have just got to be disciplined and make sure we come against Bangladesh firstly in our next game and make sure we beat Bangladesh.

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