T20 World Cup 2022: Why is Andre Russell Not Playing? Check official update
Updated on: Sep 15, 2022 12:51 pm IST
West Indies are two time champions in the shortest format of the game. They are the pioneers when it comes to T20Is. They have always produced players who are tailor made for this format. But, their recent form in their strongest format hasn’t been inspiring to say the least. They aren’t even a direct entrant in the upcoming T20 world cup 2022. They were knocked out in the previous edition of T20 world cup in the group stages. They have named their squad for the world cup in Australia and they have left out Andre Russell out of the squad.
No Andre Russell in T20 World Cup 2022
Andre Russell is the best pace bowling all rounder in T20s at the moment. He is one of the destructive hitters in world cricket. He can also bowl at 140 kmph with the ball. He has been a hot commodity in the T20 circuit for a long time now. There has always been a cold war between him and the West Indies cricket board. The fact that Andre Russell has almost always picked franchise cricket over West Indies tells you the story. It was expected that Andre Russell will find a place in the world cup in Australia but West Indies have made a bold move to drop him from the squad.
Here’s what the selector Desmond Haynes had to say about Andre Russell
We had a meeting with Andre Russell earlier in this year. We are still not convinced yet, he is not performing as well as we would like to see him in the competition. I think in the situation with Andre Russell. We’ve just decided to just move on, and look for someone who is in form and doing well in the T20 format.
West Indies squad
Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Yanic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith
Predicted WI playing 11
- Kyle Mayers
- Evin Lewis
- Johnson charles
- Nicholas Pooran
- Rovman Powell
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Jason Holder
- Alzarri Joseph
- Akeal Hosein
- Obed McCoy
- Sheldon Cottrell/Yanic Cariah
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