West Indies selectors explain Andre Russell’s exclusion from T20 World Cup; says board unconvinced by all-rounder’s performance
The team for West Indies’ participation in the upcoming T20 World Cup, which will take place in Australia, has been announced. Some challenging players are rejected from the squad, while others make a persistent comeback. The seasoned team of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine was passed over by the selectors.
Desmond Haynes, the head selector for Cricket West Indies, gave an explanation for Andre Russell’s exclusion from the team for the next T20 World Cup, stating that the board was not convinced by the star all-performance rounder’s in the game’s shortest format.
“We had a meeting with Andre Russell earlier this year,” Haynes Ian Bishop said in an interview on the sidelines of Wednesday’s CPL game between the Jamaica Tallawahs and the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots. “We’re still not convinced, he’s not playing as well as we would like to see him in the league. I think in the Andre Russell situation we just decided to move on and look for someone who was in shape and could do well in the T20 format.
“We’re not convinced yet, he’s not doing as well as we’d like to see him compete. I think in the situation with Andre Russell we just decided to move on and look for someone who is in shape and is doing well in the T20 format.”