Kesrick Williams to replace Andre Russell
Fast bowler Kesrick Williams will replace Andre Russell in the West Indies team for the upcoming Twenty20 International Series. The World T20 champions will face Pakistan in three matches in the United Arab Emirates from September 23 to 27.
Russell, one of the game’s leading all-rounders and member of the West Indies World T20 championship-winning team, has asked to withdraw from the series to attend to a personal matter.
Williams, is a 26-year-old fast bowler who is yet to play at the international level. He has represented Windward Island Volcanoes and Combined Campuses & Colleges in the WICB Professional Cricket League and the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League.
He was one of the leading bowlers in this year’s CPL with 17 wickets as he helped the Tallawahs win the title for the second time. He was recently named on the West Indies A Team to tour Sri Lanka for the 50-over matches from October 24 to 30.
T20 SQUAD: Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams
T20 SERIES SCHEDULE
Tuesday, September 20: warm-up vs Emirates Cricket Board XI – ICC Academy
Friday, September 23: 1st T20 international – Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Saturday, September 24: 2nd T20 international – Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Tuesday, September 27: 3rd T20 international – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Source: Windies Cricket