ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: All rounder Andre Russell focuses on clash with Australia
Destructive Andre Russell is confident that he will be ready for the West Indies’ second match against Australia in Cricket World Cup 2019 on June 6 at Nottingham, despite limping heavily after his match-winning spell in the super seven-wicket win over Pakistan at Trent Bridge.
Andre Russell has a history of knee injury, which kept him out of the action several times. Russell’s three overs proved match-turning spell against Pakistan. His match figures of 2 for 4 were very impressive as he bowled a lot bumpers against Pakistani batsmen which kept them on the back foot.
“I’ve been playing for years with these knee injuries and sometimes it feels worse than some days but, at the end of the day, I’m a professional. I know what to do to get back. I think I have five days before the next game so that is more than enough time to get my knee back to normal and get it settled.
“Let’s just see what happens. I have a good physio team, massage team, here so they’re going to be working with me closely for the next couple of days.” Russell said after the match.
He further added: “Well that’s the plan,” Russell said. “I want to make sure that my knee is 100 percent or if it’s not 100, 80 percent. I’m still ready to bowl. I’m ready, this is the World Cup. So I don’t mind resting for a month or two months after the World Cup but I want to leave everything here for the World Cup.”