WORLD CUP: Injured Russell ruled out; Ambris in


West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell will play no further part in CWC19 after being withdrawn from the squad due to injury.

The 31-year old Russell had taken five wickets in four games and he had been visibly struggling with pain in his left knee.

The 26-year old batsman Sunil Ambris has been confirmed as his replacement, and he will join up with his team in preparation for his side’s match against India at Old Trafford, on Thursday 27 June.

Sunil Ambris of West Indies plays a shot during the One-Day International Tri-Series Final match between West Indies and Bangladesh at Malahide Cricket Ground, Malahide, Dublin. (Photo By Sam Barnes/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Ambris averages 105.33 from his six ODIs, with his solitary international century coming against Ireland in the pre-tournament Tri-series.

West Indies currently sit in eighth in the CWC19 table, and depending on other results going their way, three wins are required from their final three matches to remain in contention for a semi-final spot. (ICC)

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