Russell ruled out for the remainder of the World Cup

Andre Russell to miss rest of the World Cup due to left knee injury West Indies cricket

Andre Russell has been ruled out for the remainder of the World Cup

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West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell will miss the rest of the World Cup due to a left knee injury.

Russell was seen limping during the three overs he bowled in his side’s opener against Pakistan, where he took two wickets and conceded just four runs.

While he went on to play against Australia, England and Bangladesh, he was ruled out of the West Indies’ clash against New Zealand on Saturday and was replaced by Carlos Brathwaite, who smashed a career-best 101 and nearly guided the men from the Caribbean to an incredible come-from-behind win.

With Russell out of the tournament, the West Indies have decided to pick batsman Sunil Ambris as his replacement.

All-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard were in the mix, but the West Indies decided to select Ambris.

The West Indies are also sweating on the fitness of opener Evin Lewis as he hurt his hamstring in the first over of the match against New Zealand and left the field.

However, while he batted at number eight and was dismissed for a three-ball duck, it remains to be seen how severe his injury is.

The West Indies have only won one of their six World Cup games and are highly unlikely to qualify for the semi-finals.

Their next match will be against India in Manchester on Thursday.

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