Windies captain hopeful Russell will be fit for their England match
West Indies captain Jason Holder said that all-rounder Andre Russell will be fit for their upcoming match against England. Russell is currently suffering from a chronic knee problem but Holder said he is getting better.
“Yes, he’s progressed nicely over the last couple of days. He is just one of those guys where we give him as much time as he possibly needs, so it all boils down to how he wakes up tomorrow morning and feels,” said Holder in an interview at Southampton.
On the other hand, Holder said he is happy with how his team is performing in the ICC Cricket World Cup.
“We have always got wickets with the new ball. But previously we haven’t been able to get wickets in the middle overs. And it’s been the talking point over the last couple of months in one-day cricket and now in this tournament we have been able to get wickets in the middle overs which has definitely broken the back of most teams,” stated Holder.
Holder also stated he is not surprised with Barbados-born England fast bowler Jofra Archer’s performance in the World Cup.
“I have seen Jofra over the years. He is obviously a Barbadian. He’s grown up in Barbados playing cricket so what I’m seeing of Jofra doesn’t surprise me. He is one of those guys who has always had ability and talent,” stated Holder. “It is just unfortunate how things went in terms of his decision-making, but he is a good talent.”
West Indies will play against England today at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground. Windies currently have +210 odds to win the match while England have -250 odds.
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