West Indies' Andre Russel.cerbating knee injury; Sunil Ambris named replacement

Ross Houston
June 26, 2019

On this day in the year 1983, India lifted their first ever cricket World Cup title, defeating West Indies by 43 runs at Lord's.

Russell was seen struggling with his knee injury throughout the World Cup, often having to hobble off the field after bowling a few overs.

Russell, who was brought into the team following his heroics in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), features in three matches in the ongoing World Cup. "Sunil Ambris will join the West Indies squad as his replacement", tweeted Cricket World Cup.

"All-rounder Russell has been ruled out of further participation due to an injury to his left knee". Ambris is a 26-year-old top order batsman, having played 6 Tests and 6 ODIs.

West Indies are now languishing down to the eight spot in the World Cup 2019 points table with just one win from six games.

With the ball in hand, he had picked up five wickets at an economy rate of 5.31. Brathwaite nearly saved the day but was seen dropping to his knees in distress as the Kiwi players comforted him after he got out.

Presently, there is a fear among other cricket playing nations whenever they play against India as the team has some big names in it. "I think one guy who probably may be definitely out tomorrow is Russell".

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