Andre Russell | All rounder Andre Russell Comeback in West Indies team after months of waiting
Andre Russell (file photo)  |  Photo Credits: AP
- West Indies and D.Africa T20 series is going to start
- 5 T20 International matches will be played between the two teams
- The dashing all-rounder is back in the West Indies team
Only a select few cricketers have the ability to change the course of the match in any situation on their own. One of them cricketer is Andre Russell of West Indies. Russell is one of the most powerful all-rounders. He is not only famous for his stormy batting but also for his economical bowling. Russell has now returned to the West Indies team and he will be seen showing stamina in the T20 series against South Africa. Fans had been waiting for his return for several months. He last played an international for West Indies in March 2020 against Sri Lanka. It was a T20 match.
Included for two matches
Recently, West Indies lost 2-0 in the two-Test series against South Africa. Now the five-match T20 series between West Indies and South Africa is going to start from June 26. In such a situation, the selectors decided to include ‘T20 specialist’ Russell in the team. He has been selected for two matches at the moment. Actually, the selection panel of Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced a 13-man squad for the first two matches of the T20 series. The panel has named Kieron Pollard as the captain of the West Indies and Nicholas Pooran as the vice-captain.
Russell played 49 T20 Internationals
Andre Russell has played 49 T20 Internationals for West Indies in which he scored 540 runs and took 26 wickets. Russell has been a member of the two-time T20 World Cup winning team, which won the world title in 2012 and 2016. Apart from T20 Internationals, Russell has also played 56 ODIs. In ODIs, he scored 1034 runs and took 70 wickets. He has also played one test. He made his Test debut in the year 2010 and never again played in the longest format of cricket. Let us tell you that when Russell does not play for the West Indies, he is seen making a splash in different cricket leagues of the world.
The 13-man squad of West Indies 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.
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