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Cricket news - Russell recalled to West Indies side for Sri Lanka T20Is

Andre Russell last played a T20I in August 2018

Andre Russell last played a T20I in August 2018

West Indies have recalled Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope and Fabian Allen into their 14-man squad for the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka. Shimron Hetmyer, who missed out on ODI selection on fitness grounds, also makes it to the squad.

Full squad: Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr., Kesrick Williams

Russell successfully completed the Cricket West Indies (CWI) return-to-play assessment programme in Jamaica under the supervision of the medical team. Thomas, on the other hand, has fully recovered from a car accident in Jamaica recently.

Hope has been included as an opening option and a back-up wicketkeeper whereas Allen returns from the injury he sustained in the series against Afghanistan late last year.

"Shimron Hetmyer missed out on selection for the ODI squad. He has since attained the required fitness level, becoming available for selection and has been included," CWI Lead Selector Roger Harper.

"Andre Russell is back in the squad, having been cleared by the medical panel and successfully completing CWI's return-to-play protocol. Andre will add potency to every department of the team. Oshane Thomas appears to be focused and raring to go. He will add pace and penetration to the bowling unit.

"I look forward to the team building on its recent performances and winning the T20 series in Sri Lanka. This is another opportunity for the team to build on its strengths and identify areas that need improvement while continuing the process of building-up with the aim of peaking for the T20 WC in October."

The two-T20I series starts at the Pallakele International Cricket Stadium on March 4.

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