Russell ruled out of India T20Is

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has been ruled out of the T20Is against India. Jason Mohammed has been called up as replacement.

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Tough times don’t seem to fade away for Andre Russell as injury rules him out from yet another series. This time in the T20I series which is set to begin tomorrow against India.

Russell is still recovering from knee injury that saw him leave the World Cup early. He withdrew from the squad for the India series after experiencing discomfort while playing at the T20 tournament in Canada.

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Meanwhile, Jason Mohammed has been called-up as his replacement. The 32-year old has captained West Indies in both limited-overs formats and returns to the international fold for the first time since July 2018.

Interim head coach Floyd Reifer said:

“We welcome Jason Mohammed into the squad for the first two T20 matches here in Florida. He is a player with lots of experience in all three formats. It is not easy to the fill the shoes of someone like Andre Russell, who has dominated T20 cricket all over the world and helped West Indies win the ICC T20 World Cup on two occasions. We believe Jason is capable of good performances and we back him to perform at this level and win games as well.”

The first two T20I matches will be held in Florida, USA while the third to be held in Guyana. The two sides will also contest three ODIs and two Tests.

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