The T20 World Cup 2024 is lower than 4 months away from now and the groups are gearing up for the mega motion within the USA and West Indies. Australia and West Indies are all set to lock horns towards one another in a three-match T20I sequence ranging from February 9 in Hobart. Nonetheless, earlier than the sequence and forward of the match within the USA and West Indies, two-time T20 World Cup winner Andre Russell has dropped a serious trace about his retirement.
Forward of the match, Russell has stated that he retire from Worldwide cricket after the T20 World Cup however would return if wanted. “Primarily based on discussions with the coach, I informed him that after the World Cup, I’d stroll away from Worldwide cricket, but when they want me, I’ll come out of retirement,” Russell stated as quoted by ESPNCricinfo.
Russell has returned to the West Indies T20I squad just lately. He was a part of the group in its 3-2 sequence win towards England in December 2023 and is within the squad for the Australia sequence too. Notably, forward of the England sequence, the all-rounder final performed for the Windies within the format in November 2021. The T20 World Cup 2021 was his final 20-over recreation earlier than a return.
Russell has performed 72 T20Is, 56 ODIs and 1 Check match in his Worldwide profession. The facility-hitter has scored 846 runs in T20Is, 1034 in ODIs and a pair of in Assessments. Within the wickets column, the all-rounder has 46 scalps to his title in T20Is, 70 in ODIs and 1 in Check.
Notably, the Windies might be seeking to remind their once-upon-a-time domination within the format. They’re the one group to win the T20 World Cup twice – they gained the match in 2012 after beating Sri Lanka within the last earlier than edging previous England within the 2016 version of the match.
They crashed out of the 2021 version of the match in spherical 2 after which did not progress into the Tremendous 12 stage of the 2022 version. This time although, they’re co-hosting the distinguished match alongside USA in June.