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Injured Andre Russell pulls out of ODI series decider vs Bangladesh

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell will miss the third and final ODI against Bangladesh due to a knee injury, the country’s cricket board has confirmed.

Sheldon Cottrell has been named as Russell’s replacement for the last ODI on Saturday in St. Kitts.

Russell had missed the previous game as well to have treatment on his knee, and is expected to be fit for the three-match T20I series between the nations.

Russell had played the first ODI at Providence where he picked up a wicket and scored 13 runs. Bangladesh won that match by 48 runs after defending a score of 280 with Mashrafe Mortaza taking four wickets.

West Indies fought back in the second match as they rode on Shimron Hetmyer’s 125 to post 271 on the board batting first and then emerged victorious by 3 runs as Bangladesh reached 268 for 6 thanks to half-centuries from Mushfiqur Rahim (68), Shakib Al Hasan (56) and Tamim Iqbal (54).

Russell made his return to the national side after having served a one year ban from the game for a doping whereabouts rule violation.

Russell did not file his whereabouts on three occasions in 2015 as required, which also included a failed drugs test under the guidelines of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Resultantly, the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission banned him from playing any cricket between January 31, 2017 and January 30 this year.

Windies’ full squad for the deciding ODI is as follows: Jason Holder (captain), Devendra Bishoo, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell.

The three-match T20I series begins on 31 July, with the two other matches on August 4 and August 5.




News credit: Indiatoday

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