The reaction of the director of selection to questions over the omission of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine from the West Indies side that will compete in the Twenty20 World Cup
The “15” squad that will represent the West Indies in the Twenty20 World Cup in 2022, which will be hosted in Australia, has been declared by the West Indies selection committee; however, two strong players, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, have not been selected in the team.
“We met with Russell several times to pay attention to his fitness and restore his foam, but it seems that he has not worked on himself either,” the head of the selection committee for the West Indies said about him. “We met with Russell several times to pay attention to his fitness and restore his foam.”
Russell’s performance in the four matches of the Caribbean Premier League was subpar; he scored more than 17 runs in each of the four innings played. The Twenty20 World Cup in 2021 was the final international competition in which Andre Russell participated for the West Indies. Since then, he has not participated with the squad because of his low fitness.
Sunil, a slow bowler, most recently competed for West Indies in the 2019 One-Day International World Cup. According to the members of the selection committee, Narine conveyed to him before to the Twenty ODI World Cup in 2021 that he is prepared to compete. The response is not that he would deliver it when he is ready; nonetheless, Narine has not yet notified the selection committee that he is ready.