London, Jun 24: West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has been ruled out of Cricket World Cup 2019 due to an injury to his left knee on Monday.
Andre Russell will be replaced by Sunil Ambris, a 26-year-old batsman, who has played 6 ODIs and averages 105.33, ICC said in a statement. Ambris has 1 hundred and 1 fifty to his name in the 50-over format and played recently in Tri-series that also featured Bangladesh.
Andre Russell played only 4 matches and took five wickets in the ongoing World Cup but visibly struggled with a knee problem. West Indies currently is eighth in the CWC19 standing but still have an outside chance of making it to the semi-finals depending on other results going their way. They need three wins from their final three matches to remain in contention for a semi-final spot. (UNI)