Russell Back As Windies Name Strong T20 Squad

Russell is a Jamaican professional cricket player. For the past year, he has not taken part in any international cricket. But that is set to change, as windies have selected the T20 squad, and he got a slot. Here is all information about Russell getting back to participating in International matches.

Andre Russell is back in the T20 squad and set to compete in an international cricket event for the first time in over a year. The last time he participated was March 2020 in a T20 international in Sri Lanka. Surprisingly he has been listed in the Windies squad for the forthcoming T20 series. They will be playing versus Australia, South Africa, and Pakistan. 

West Indies are the current T20 World cup holders after beating England in the 2016 year final. The win marked their second T20 win. They are going to play the three-five match home series this summer as they prepare to defend the title. In 2020 Russell impressed in the suspended IPL with the bat with his death bowling. Others who made it to the team are Chris Gayle, despite his age, and Shimron Hetmyer.

The coach Phil Simmons stated that they had put together a dependable squad. In addition, he said they included world-class game-winners and inspiring young capable players. He confirmed that his team is ready to blow up to the world and perform splendidly. 

The Caribbean nation will play South Africa from June 26th, 2021. However, the series versus Australia will start on July 9th in St Lucia. The game Pakistan vs. West Indies 2021 will be played in Barbados on 27 and 28 July. The other three Pakistan vs. West Indies Test matches will be played in Guyana.

The World cup will take part on October 18th; here’s the West Indies squad

Captain 

Kieron Pollard

Deputy Captain

Nicholas Pooran

Other players

Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Akeal Hosein, Kevin Sinclair, Hayden Walsh Jr, Lendl Simmons, Oshane Thomas, and Andre Russell.

Hopefully, after his comeback, he will impress again and give a splendid and explosive performance. With this, West Indies will clinch the title once more. Stay with us and read the latest sports news or more of these stories.

Reference Resource:

  1. https://www.pulselive.co.ke/sports/football/russell-back-as-windies-name-strong-t20-squad/tbtl4cx
  2. https://sports.yahoo.com/russell-back-windies-name-strong-161726599.html?
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