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HEADLINE: Jason Mohammed replaces Andre Russell in West Indies T20I Squad 2019-08-02 15:58:40 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – Cricket West Indies interim selection panel has named Jason Mohammed as the replacement for Andre Russell in the first and second matches of the MyTeam11 Twenty20 International Series, co-sponsored by Skoda and Fena. Mohammed, the experienced 32-year-old, has so far played nine T20 Internationals and also captained the West Indies in T20 Internationals and in the 50-over format.

Russell was named in the original 14-member squad for the first and second matches T20s subject to him passing a fitness assessment prior to the series. The allrounder experienced some discomfort while at the GT20 tournament in Canada and informed the interim selection panel of his unavailability for the upcoming series.

West Indies are the reigning ICC World T20 champions and will face India at the Broward County Stadium in the United States on Saturday and Sunday. The final match will be played at the Guyana National Stadium next Tuesday. First ball daily is 10:30am (9:30am Jamaica Time).

“We welcome Jason Mohammed into the squad for the first two T20 matches here in Florida. He is a player with lots of experience in all three formats and – having done well for Trinidad & Tobago as well as Guyana Amazon Warriors,” said Floyd Reifer, West Indies interim head coach.

“It is not easy to the fill the shoes of someone like Andre Russell, who has dominated T20 cricket all over the world and helped West Indies win the ICC T20 World Cup on two occasions. We believe Jason is capable of good performances and we back him to perform at this level and win games as well.”

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anthonyp 2019-08-02 16:18:00 

These selectors really gotta go..

Is Jason Mohammed a better T20 player than any of these guys?


DIEHARD 2019-08-02 16:30:09 

In reply to anthonyp

He isn't.

Maybe Rutherford declined selection.

He not even better than Walton or Fletcher both would've been better picks.

Even that Tallawah yam licker whose name I forget deserved a chance

Halliwell 2019-08-02 16:43:07 

He will not play
It does not matter
Maybe he was in florida already, on a jolly

Maispwi 2019-08-02 16:58:54 

A player dat no CPL franchise picked dis year

Dukes 2019-08-02 17:11:04 

In reply to anthonyp

I would have thought that replacing Russell,would have involved looking for a fast bowler who is an explosive lower order batsman..that would lead me to be thinking of DJ Bravo,Jason Holder or Romario Shepherd.

natty_forever 2019-08-02 17:30:54 

In reply to Dukes

That's the thing, you think!

Maispwi 2019-08-02 17:42:22 

Interesting news dat Russell is currently playing in a game for de Vancouver Knights

natty_forever 2019-08-02 17:43:25 

In reply to Maispwi

... and struggling. More and more he turning into superdunce!

Maispwi 2019-08-02 17:44:41 

In reply to natty_forever

So why play?

B16JP587S 2019-08-02 17:46:01 

He is in the playing 11 today but it doesn't look like he is bowling.

Vancouver Knights Squad
Playing XI Chris Gayle (c), Tobias Visee (wk), Chadwick Walton, Andre Russell, Shoaib Malik, Hayden Walsh, Daniel Sams, Michael Rippon, Saad Bin Zafar, Ali Khan, Rayyan Pathan

How does one experience discomfort for tomorrow's game but play today?

jballer84 2019-08-02 19:03:24 

In reply to B16JP587S

lol. this is some serious joke evil evil evil evil evil

FuzzyWuzzy 2019-08-02 19:51:09 

Russell is just the latest ipl star to manipulate west indies fans,policians and CWI management.

They are earnest in their willingness to play for west indies.....provided there is no other t20 action around.

Maispwi 2019-08-02 19:59:19 

In reply to FuzzyWuzzy

Ah wonder if Gayle will be available for de first 2 ODIs against India