ICC World Cup 2019: Sunil Ambris Replaces Injured Andre Russell
It’s a major blow for the Windies as star all-rounder Andre Russell has been ruled out of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. Russell has suffered a knee injury which also led to his exit from the twelfth edition of the World Cup. The prominent cricketer has also struggled during bowling during the early games of the coveted tournament.
The 31-year-old has been withdrawn from the Caribbean World Cup squad due to an injury to his left knee.
However, the exciting prospect Sunil Ambris has been announced as an alternate for Russell in the 15-man squad. The ICC’s Event Technical Committee has approved the replacement for Russell.
Concurrently, the Windies are standing eighth on the ICC World Cup 2019 points table with a solitary win which game against Pakistan on May 31st. They’ve played seven matches so far to claim three points.
In three innings, Russell has amassed just 36 runs. He had a mediocre World Cup which also saw him snaring five wickets in four matches.
Ambris ready to deliver for the Windies at the ICC World Cup 2019:
Well, in between, Ambris will join the Caribbean team ahead of their game against India on June 27 (Thursday) at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
The 26-year-old Ambris made an international debut in 2017. The right-handed batsman has featured in six Tests and as many ODIs for the Windies. Interestingly, Ambris boasts about a good record in the 50-over format. In five innings, Ambris has accumulated 316 runs at an incredible average of 105.3. He has one hundred and a fifty to his name.
Ambris had partaken in the recently-held Tri-series in England when Bangladesh lifted the trophy. He has slammed a fine 148 against hosts Ireland in Dublin.
Windies need to win the remainder of the games and rely on other results in a bid to qualify for the knockout stages. Apart from India, they’ll play Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.
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