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Russell ruled out of World Cup, Sunil Ambris announced replacement

West Indies' World Cup campaign took a blow as Andre Russell was ruled out for the remainder of the tournament following a knee injury.

Sunil Ambris will replace Russell, who has been unable to replicate his stunning IPL form in the ongoing World Cup.

"The International Cricket Council has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 has approved Sunil Ambris as a replacement player for Andre Russell in the West Indies squad for the remainder of the tournament," the ICC said in a statement.

Following their one victory against Pakistan in six games, the West Indies need to win rest of their remaining three group matches to stand any chance of progressing to the semi-finals.

Russell started off the tournament by taking two wickets for four runs in a crushing seven-wicket win over Pakistan.

However, the 31-year-old took just three more wickets and scored only 36 runs in defeats to Australia, England and Bangladesh as he was having troubles with his knee before missing Saturday's thriller against New Zealand.