Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
West Indies have produced a promising start to their campaign in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. Brushing aside Pakistan, the Caribbean boys almost humbled the defending champions Australia before witnessing a washout against South Africa.
While the signs were good for West Indies, one major concern for the unit was the fitness of the explosive all-rounder Andre Russell who struggled both against Pakistan and Australia.
Delivering 3 and 8 overs respectively in the two matches, Russell was found in discomfort as his chronic knee problem continued to haunt him. This led to his absence from the encounter against South Africa.
There were speculations about the 31-year old missing the game against England scheduled to be played on June 14 at Southampton.
However, West Indian coach Floyd Reifer confirmed that Jamaica born is getting better and looks set to swell the strength of team against the top-ranked ODI side. Knowing the three-dimensional abilities of Russell, it comes as a major boost for the West Indian team.