Windies All-Rounder Andre Russell will be fit to face England on Friday

by June 12th, 2019

Injury-plagued all-rounder Andre Russell will be fit to face England in Friday’s crucial World Cup encounter at the rose bowl, despite missing the rain-abandoned match against South Africa on Monday.

West Indies head coach Floyd Reifer confirmed that Russell was left out of the clash with the Proteas as a “precautionary measure” …with the view of getting him in the best shape to face the tournament hosts.

Russell has been bothered by a chronic knee problem in recent years which has limited his performances in competition.

He was picked primarily as a batting all-rounder for the world cup but has had a major impact, bowling with pace and hostility in short spells against Pakistan and Australia.