McCoy to replace Russell for remaining Windies T20 series

By Sports Desk March 06, 2019
Obed McCoy. Obed McCoy.

Windies all-rounder Andre Russell will be replaced by fast bowler Obed McCoy ahead of the second and third matches of the Sandals Twenty20 International Series against England.

The 30-year-old T20 star Russell was added to the Windies squad for the final two matches of the One Day International series but did not feature and has since been dropped for T20 series. 

According to the Cricket West Indies (CWI) medical panel, the player had an adverse reaction after undergoing a medical procedure in Dubai.

A left-arm fast bowler who made his debut late last year and played two One-Day Internationals on the tour of India.  McCoy has so far taken four wickets.  The Windies currently trail in the T20 series following a four-wicket loss to England in the first match in St Lucia.  The Windies will face England in the second T20 international at Warner Park on Friday, before playing the final match at the same venue on Sunday.

Windies squad

Jason Holder (Captain)

Fabian Allen

Devendra Bishoo

Carlos Brathwaite

Darren Bravo

John Campbell

Sheldon Cottrell

Chris Gayle

Shimron Hetmyer

Shai Hope

Obed McCoy

Ashley Nurse

Nicholas Pooran

Oshane Thomas

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