ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Andre Russell earns West Indies recall as two-time champions unveil 15-man squad

Andre Russell is set to return to West Indies colours in a tournament no less than the ICC World Cup 2019 as the side became the latest to announce their 15-man squad for the quadrennial event.

FirstCricket Staff, Apr 24, 2019 23:47:10 IST

Andre Russell is set to return in West Indies colours in a tournament no less than the ICC World Cup 2019 as the side became the latest to announce their 15-man squad for the quadrennial event.

Russell last represented the Windies in limited-overs fixtures against Bangladesh at home in 2018 and has been plying his trade in T20 leagues, including the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), in which he's representing the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Veteran batsman Chris Gayle, another Caribbean star involved in the ongoing IPL, was also among those included in the squad led by Jason Holder. Gayle had earlier announced his intention to hang up his boots from international cricket after the event.

Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine were two established names that were missing from the final list.

Gayle's opening partner will be Evin Lewis and the talented duo of Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer are in the squad. Injured Alzarri Joseph has not been picked and the pace attack will be led by veteran Kemar Roach.

West Indies won the first two editions of the World Cup (then known as the Prudential Cup) under the captaincy of Clive Lloyd, before losing to India in the summit clash of the 1983 edition. Since then, their best result has been a semi-final finish in 1996.

West Indies Squad: Jason Holder (c), Andre Russell, Ashley Nurse, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope, Shannon Gabriel, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer

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With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Apr 24, 2019 23:56:22 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating