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Cottrell replaces injured Russell

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM


Just one game into his highly anticipated return, West Indies' talented all-rounder Andre Russell has been sidelined by injury.

The 30-year-old has been ruled out of today's third and final ODI against Bangladesh in St Kitts due to a knee injury.

Russell played in the first ODI, which the Windies lost by 48 runs, scoring 13 runs and finishing with the figures of 1-62 from nine overs. It was the first time he had played an ODI for the regional side since November 2015.

He did not play in the second ODI, which the home side won by three runs.

However, the injury is not said to be a serious one with Russell having already received treatment. He is expected to be available for the three-match T20 series, which begins in St Kitts on Tuesday.

In his absence, burly Jamaican fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell has been named as his replacement.

Full Squad

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