Russell injury hits West Indies ahead of series decider

West Indies player Andre Russell, AFP File

Windies all-rounder Andre Russell ruled out of the final match against Bangladesh due to a knee injury.  Cricket West Indies release confirmed, that he should be fit for selection for the three-match T20 series that follows, according to ICC. Sheldon Cottrell has been named Russell's replacement for the last ODI in St. Kitts.

The 30-year-old returned to the one-day side recently for the first time since 2015, taking one wicket and scoring 13 runs in the Windies' loss to Bangladesh on Sunday 22.

He missed the second victorious ODI to have treatment on his knee, and is expected to be fit for the three-match T20I series between the nations.

Windies' full squad for the deciding ODI is as follows: Jason Holder (captain), Devendra Bishoo, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell.

The three-match T20I series begins on 31 July, with the two other matches on August 4 and August 5.