Friday 3 July, 2020

Injury rules Andre Russell out of remainder of Pakistan Super League

Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell.

Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell.

Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has been ruled out of the rest of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after suffering an injury.

The 27-year-old, who only just returned from a one-year ban from the sport, suffered a partial tear in his right hamstring while fielding at long off for Islamabad United against Karachi Kings on Sunday.  The incident occurred in the very first over of the match.

Russell had been eager to get back on the pitch fellow the suspension for a doping whereabouts violation. 

He had already made a mark for Islamabad this season after picking up four wickets, at 22.25, in three innings, so far.  In addition, Russell was the key man for the franchise against Lahore Qalandars after smashing a last-ball six in the Super Over to seal the win in a thrilling encounter.

Russell’s injury will also be a concern for Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders who named the hard-hitting Jamaican on their retained list for the new season. 

The length of time Russell will be out of the game is yet to be determined.

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