Huge Injury Scare For West Indies As Andre Russell Limps Off The Field

West Indies’ brilliant effort with the ball in the ongoing World Cup clash against Pakistan was marred by an injury to their star man Andre Russell. The allrounder suffered the injury in the 22nd over which eventually turned out to be the last over in Pakistan’s innings. On the third ball of the over bowled by Oshane Thomas, Mohammad Amir shuffled right across and clipped the ball behind for a single.

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Russell, who was standing at fine leg, ran towards the ball but was soon seen limping. He threw the ball but was grimacing in pain and also sat down on the field before walking off the field and lying flat near the boundary ropes. The team physio soon attended Russell before Thomas folded up Pakistan’s innings on a paltry 105.

Andre Russell lying on the field (Credits: Hotstar Screengrab)

West Indies will be desperately hoping that the injury is not serious. Russell has a history of knee injuries and his side would be keeping its fingers crossed. Missing the allrounder will be a huge blow for West Indies. Russell has come to the World Cup after a stunning outing in the Indian Premier League where he scooped the award for the most valuable player. He continued his form in the warm-up game too by scoring 54 off just 25 balls against New Zealand.

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Andre Russell (Credits: IPL)

In the ongoing game, Russell impressed with the ball by dismissing Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail while conceding just 4 runs off his 3 overs. West Indies, meanwhile, will be looking to start their World Cup on a high after dismissing Pakistan for just 105.  Oshane Thomas starred with the ball by picking up four wickets while captain Jason Holder picked up three wickets. For Pakistan, only Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam crossed the 20-run mark with both batsmen scoring 22 each.

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