T20 World Cup 2021: West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard is uncertain in regards to the availability of star all-rounder Andre Russell forward of their T20 opener towards England in Dubai on Saturday. West Indies’ Andre Russell, proper, celebrates after taking wicket of Afghanistan’s Najibullah Zadran throughout the warm-up match (Image Courtesy: AP)HIGHLIGHTSKieron Pollard uncertain about availability of Andre Russell towards EnglandWest Indies wait on Andre Russell forward of T20 opener towards EnglandRussell has been recovering from a hamstring harm he sustained whereas taking part in within the IPLWest Indies, the defending champions, have been nonetheless ready on all-rounder Andre Russell’s health a day earlier than their T20 World Cup opener towards England in Dubai on Saturday.
Russell has been recovering from a hamstring harm he sustained whereas taking part in for the Kolkata Knight Riders, led by England captain Eoin Morgan, within the Indian Premier League.Russell, 33, didn’t bat or bowl within the West Indies’ seven-wicket warm-up loss to Pakistan on Monday, however he took 1-13 in two overs and scored 11 off 16 balls of their second and closing observe match towards Afghanistan on Wednesday.On Friday, West Indies captain Kieron Pollard stated, “He (Russell) played in that warm-up game a couple days ago, and it was just like a trial for him because he hadn’t played a cricket match in about three weeks, three to four weeks.””Let’s see what transpires in this last (training) session.”West Indies beat England in an exhilarating closing when the match was final held 5 years in the past.Carlos Brathwaite blasted 4 sixes in a row off Ben Stokes within the closing over in Kolkata to offer West Indies the trophy.However, each all-rounders can be absent from Saturday’s contest.”In terms of having a bearing (on Saturday’s match), I don’t think so, but it’s definitely going to be in the back of their (England’s) minds,” stated Pollard.”I thought what Carlos did in those four deliveries in that last over, it’s unbelievable. It’s something that as a team we actually saw last night, and it brought goosebumps back to us.”For us to be in that state of affairs and recover from the road, it reveals that kind of never-say-die angle. We as a workforce, we sit up for attempting to copy successful all the match, however these kind of moments kind of keep on with us,” said Pollard, adding that the West Indies would “transfer on” from their sloppy warm-up kind.Click right here for IndiaToday.in’s full protection of the coronavirus pandemic.