Russell again as Windies title sturdy T20 squad


Andre Russell is about to play worldwide cricket for the primary time in over a 12 months after being named within the West Indies squad on Tuesday for upcoming T20 sequence in opposition to South Africa, Australia and Pakistan.

The T20 World Cup holders play the three five-match house sequence this summer time as preparation for his or her title defence in India.

Massive-hitting all-rounder Russell final performed for the Windies in a T20 worldwide in Sri Lanka in March 2020.

He impressed within the suspended Indian Premier League with the bat and his loss of life bowling.

Veteran batsman Chris Gayle additionally makes the 18-man record, regardless of the 41-year-old struggling for runs in opposition to Sri Lanka earlier this 12 months.

Left-hander Shimron Hetmyer, like Russell, has been recalled.

“We have now assembled a really stable squad — with skilled world-class match-winners and a few thrilling younger gifted gamers, able to explode onto the worldwide stage and do nice issues for West Indies cricket,” stated West Indies coach Phil Simmons.

The Caribbean outfit, two-time world T20 champions, play 5 video games in Grenada in opposition to South Africa from June 26, with the sequence in opposition to Australia beginning on July 9 in St Lucia.

They then face Pakistan in Barbados on July 27 and 28 earlier than three matches in Guyana.

The T20 World Cup is scheduled to get underway on October 18.

West Indies squad:

Kieron Pollard (capt), Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr




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