The dashing all-rounder has expressed his desire to return to the West Indies team.
New Delhi, West Indies cricket is going through its worst phase. The team could not qualify for the ODI World Cup. Last year, in the T20 World Cup too, it was out of the first round. In the previous cycle of the World Test Championship, the Caribbean team finished 8th. That is, the team that has won two consecutive World Cups is proving to be a failure in every format of the game. One reason for this is the fascination of the dashing players towards the T20 league. But now the days of the West Indies cricket team can turn around. Because a dreaded all-rounder is preparing to return to the team and for this he has also made up his mind to leave the T20 league. The name of this all-rounder is Andre Russell.
Andre Russell is ready to leave the T20 league to get the West Indies cricket team out of a bad phase. He wants to play T20 series against India. Russell last played for the West Indies in the 2021 T20 World Cup. Since then, he has not played for the Caribbean team in any format. This dashing all-rounder got a chance in the West Indies team for the T20 World Cup qualifiers last year as well and the two-time champion team could not make it to the main draw.
West Indies team has to play 5 T20 series against India. In such a situation, Russell believes that this could be a better chance for him to return to the team. Russell said that he is available for selection and wants to play T20 World Cup. Please tell that in 2024 T20 World Cup is to be played in West Indies.
I am ready to return to the West Indies team: Russell
Andre Russell told the Jamaica Observer, “I am available for selection. I want to be a part of the next World Cup. So if they can include me in the team then it will be special for me. I am ready to play a few series to keep myself available. I don’t want to go straight down to play the World Cup. I want to try myself in some series before that.
Russell further said, “I know that I will have to sacrifice some T20 leagues to play for the West Indies. I am ready to do that to try to give West Indies the best chance in the World Cup.”
This dashing all-rounder said that he is in touch with Darren Sammy, the new white ball cricket coach of the West Indies. However, there was no talk about his return to the team.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 18, 2023, 19:34 IST