News International – Russell returns to West Indies ODI squad

KINGSTON, Jamaica: All-rounder Andre Russell is set to play his first One-day International for West Indies since November 2015 after being named in a 13-man squad for the three-match series against Bangladesh, starting July 22 in Guyana.

Summary

  • Russell returns to West Indies ODI squad KINGSTON, Jamaica: All-rounder Andre Russell is set to play his first One-day International for West Indies since November 2015 after being named in a 13-man squad for the three-match series against Bangladesh, starting July 22 in Guyana.
  • Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph and batsman Kieran Powell also earned recalls while Marlon Samuels, Carlos Brathwaite, Nikita Miller, Sheldon Cottrell and Kesrick Williams were dropped from the ODI squad, after they played in the World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe to clinch a spot for West Indies at next year’s World Cup.
  • Russell’s last ODI for West Indies came nearly three years ago against Sri Lanka in the first ODI in Colombo.
  • After the ban, he returned to 50-over cricket for Jamaica in the Regional Super50 tournament but withdrew himself from consideration for the West Indies squad for the World Cup Qualifier in March, allegedly because he wanted to regain his confidence in the format first.
  • “Great to have Dre Russ back as well,” West Indies coach Stuart Law said in a CWI press release announcing the squad for the Bangladesh series.


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