ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: West Indies' Andre Russell ruled out of tournament after exacerbating knee injury; Sunil Ambris named replacement

The injured Andre Russell's vacant place in the squad will be taken by 26-year-old Sunil Ambris, who has played 6 One-Day Internationals for the West Indies.

FirstCricket Staff, Jun 24, 2019 20:21:41 IST

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell, 31, has been struggling with a chronic knee injury for over the last five years, and now the same issue has curtailed his ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign, ruling him out of the remainder of the tournament.

The Jamaican has visibly played through pain in few games in the tournament and he even limped off the field in a defeat against England after bowling only two overs.

Russell dropped to the ground at the end of the 11th over, his second, after directing a short-pitch ball at England opener Jonny Bairstow. He left the field and didn't bowl another over. He returned soon afterwards, playing in a defeat against Bangladesh, where he was dismissed on a duck and then bowled six overs.

While it seemed for a while like he could make a comeback, he was dropped in the subsequent match against New Zealand, which the Windies lost as well.

Russell's place in the squad will be taken by 26-year-old Sunil Ambris, who has played six One-Day Internationals.

West Indies set to next face India on Thursday.

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Updated Date: Jun 24, 2019 20:21:41 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





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 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254