New Delhi. Andre Russell is considered to be the legendary player of the T20 league. In the end, apart from batting fast, he also bowls fast. But he is not playing for West Indies team. At the same time, they are continuously descending in leagues around the world. Regarding this, West Indies coach Phil Simmons, while taking a dig at the players, said recently that he does not think that he should request the players of his country to play for the team. Most of the Windies cricketers are either playing in the franchise league or are injured. Russell has now given a befitting reply to the coach regarding this.
Sharing this news, Andre Russell wrote, I know it will happen, but I am going to keep quiet. With this message, he has also made a sign of anger. It is known that only a few months are left in the T20 World Cup. But there is still uncertainty about the 15-member West Indies team. Apart from Russell, off-spinner Sunil Narine is also out of the national team, but is playing in leagues around the world. At the same time, Evin Lewis and Oshane Thomas are not appearing for the fitness test.
Players give their own information
Former cricketer Phil Simmons said that there is no other way for this, but what can you do? I think if you want to play for West Indies, you will provide yourself. He said that life has changed. Now people have opportunities to go to different places. In this way, the coach had directly talked about giving preference to the T20 league over the players. It is known that recently New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has also left the central contract. He will also be seen playing more time in the league now.
T20 World Cup matches are to be held in Australia in October-November. West Indies have won the World Cup title twice. But the team’s performance in the tournament held in UAE last year was not good. Kieran Pollard retired from international cricket recently, but he is playing in the league. In his place, Nicholas Pooran has been given this responsibility. But they have failed to perform well so far.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 13, 2022, 08:38 IST