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Windies all-rounder Russell ruled out of World Cup with injury

Windies all-rounder Russell ruled out of World Cup with injury
FILE PHOTO: Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup - West Indies v Bangladesh - The County Ground, Taunton, Britain - June 17, 2019 West Indies' Andre Russell and Bangladesh's Liton Das Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs -
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(Reuters) – West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell will play no further part at the World Cup after being withdrawn from the squad due to a knee injury, the International Cricket Council said on Monday.

Russell made four appearances in the competition, but was not involved in the dramatic five-run defeat by New Zealand in Manchester on Saturday.

Top order batsman Sunil Ambris, who impressed with a sparkling 148 off 126 balls in an ODI win over Ireland last month, has been drafted as a replacement in the 15-man squad.

West Indies, who currently sit eighth in the standings, need three wins from their final three matches to remain in contention for a semi-final spot.

Jason Holder’s side next face India at Old Trafford on Thursday.

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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