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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Sunil Ambris replaces injured Andre Russell in the West Indies squad

Russell was ruled out due to an injury to his left knee

By TT Bureau in Calcutta
  • Published 25.06.19, 4:41 AM
  • Updated 25.06.19, 4:41 AM
  • a min read
Andre Russell (The Telegraph file picture)

Sunil Ambris has been confirmed as a replacement for the injured Andre Russell in the West Indies squad, for the remainder of the World Cup, the International Cricket Council said on Monday.

The Event Technical Committee of the World Cup has approved the replacement.

All-rounder Russell was ruled out due to an injury to his left knee. Twenty six-year-old Ambris, a top-order batsman, has played six Tests and six one-day Internationals for the West Indies.

Meanwhile, Shimron Hetmyer has urged his team to finish the World Cup on a high.

West Indies suffered a heartbreaking five-run loss to New Zealand at Old Trafford, with centurion Carlos Brathwaite caught on the boundary off the final ball of the penultimate over when trying to complete an unlikely victory.

It was a devastating way to lose, but Hetmyer, who had earlier hit a fluent 54, insists his team can bounce back.

“You could see from this and the past few games we have played that the feeling is always there. We know that on any day with our players, as we call them X-factors in our dressing room, anything could happen for us. We’re just a team that plays well when the energy is flowing and for us it’s about coming together as one for the next couple of games and working harder to try to finish on a high,” Hetmyer said.