Andre Russell T20 World Cup 2022 – Defending World Champions West Indies have announced their 15-member squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. Nicholas Pooran has been appointed the captain of the two-time T20 World champs. He will be leading West Indies for the first time in an ICC event. Rovman Powell has been named his deputy. There are a lot of surprising names in the squad. Some veterans and big names failed to make a cut into the squad for World Cup. One of the most surprising omission is of destructive all-rounder Andre Russell. Russell is one of the most popular cricketer in the shortest format of cricket. His absence from T20 World Cup 2022 is a huge set back for his fans. His fans want to know why Andre Russell is not playing in T20 World Cup 2022?
West Indies T20 World Cup 2022 Squad
West Indies’ T20 World Cup squad:
Pooran (C), Hetmyer, Powell, Charles, Holder, Hosein, Joseph, Yannic Cariah, Cottrell, King, Lewis, Mayers, McCoy, Raymon Reifer and Odean Smith.
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Why Andre Russell is not playing in T20 World Cup 2022 ?
Destructive all-rounder De Russ is not playing in T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia because he has not been selected in the West Indies squad for the tournament. The board was not convinced with Russell’s performances and form. He had a quiet bad campaign in CPL 2022 so far with Trinbago Knight Riders. His top score was of just 17 runs. Therefore, Russell was ignored by the selectors for T20 World Cup 2022. His last appearance for West Indies came last year in T20 World Cup 2021.
CWI chief selector Desmond Haynes said that they had a meeting with Russell in the beginning of the year. However, they have not been convinced with him as he has not been performing up to the standards in the CPL. The selectors have moved on from Andre Russell and are in search for someone who is in form.