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Russell to miss India T20Is

Windies iconic all-rounder Andrew Russell is said to be miss the T20I series against India too after missing the ODI series too due to injury.

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Windies have finally come to their comfort zone, the shortest format of the game in their tour to India after losing both Test series and ODI series to hosts 0-2 and 1-3 respectively.

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After having tough times in two formats, they will be boosted ahead of the T20I series with the arrival of some of their star players like Carlos Brathwaite, Kieron Pollard.  The expectations will be high on the visitors during the series.

Apart from these positive things, they are facing a blow since their star all-rounder Andre Russell will miss the T20I series against India too because of his injury.

It was said that the all-rounder missed his connecting flight to Dubai and that had delayed his presence in the camp. “No comments (on Andre Russell). There will be an official update,” Windies media manager was quoted as saying to media.

Russell was supposed to arrive in India on November 1st along with his other teammates and T20I captain Carlos Brathwaite. But the injury issues forced him to delay his arrival in India.

Later in the eve of the first T20I in an official statement  In a release on the eve of the first T20I, West Indies’ chairman of selectors Courtney Browne confirmed that Russell was injured, without elaborating.

Russell recently played the CPL for Jamaica Tallawahs, and then went to the Afghanistan Premier League where he played one game for Nangarhar Leopards on October 9, a day after he had been picked in Windies T20I squad.

 

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