West Indies will miss the services of all-rounder Andre Russell in the third and final ODI against Bangladesh due to a knee injury, Cricket West Indies have confirmed on Friday. Sheldon Cottrell has been named as Russell’s replacement for the last ODI on July 28, Saturday in St. Kitts.
Playing his first one-day series since 2015, the 30-year-old recently returned to the Windies one-day side for the three-match rubber against Bangla Tigers. In the first ODI of the series in Caribbean colours, Russell picked up just one wicket and gave away 62 in 9 overs. He also had a pretty poor outing with the bat and scored 13 runs in the Windies’ loss to Bangladesh on Sunday 22.
Keeping in mind the next year’s 50-over World Cup, Cricket West Indies (CWI) recalled Russell into the ODI scheme of things for the first time since 2015. He last played an ODI in Caribbean outfit against Sri Lanka.
The burly Jamaican missed the second victorious ODI to have treatment on his knee and was expected to be fit for the three-match T20I series between the nations.
The three-match T20I series begins on 31 July, with the two other matches on August 4 and August 5.
Windies’ full squad for the third ODI:
Jason Holder (C), Devendra Bishoo, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell.