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West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell and spinner Sunil Narine are likely to skip the upcoming ODI series against England.
Russell has been playing for the Dhaka Dynamites in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), but claims that his knee is not ready to handle the hardship of 50-over cricket.
Russell, who last played ODI cricket in July 2018, was also recently signed by the Multan Sultans as a replacement for Steve Smith in the forthcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Meanwhile, Narine, who has also been representing the Dynamites, has said that he is not confident enough about his bowling action to make a return to ODI cricket.
Narine’s last ODI came in October 2016, but has insisted that he wants to play for the West Indies again.
However, he remodeled in bowling action in 2011, but had it reported during the 2014 Champions League Twenty20 competition.
Narine even withdrew from the 2015 World Cup in order to continue working on his action.
Since he feels that his action is not adequately remodeled, he will work with spin bowling consultant Carl Crowe over the coming weeks.
The five-match ODI series between the West Indies and England begins on February 20 in Barbados.