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West Indies allrounder Andre Russell has been ruled out of the third and the final ODI against Bangladesh to be played on Saturday at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts.

Russell will miss the the match owing to a knee injury that had forced him to sit out the second ODI as well. Jamaican fast-bowler Sheldon Cottrell is set to replace the allounder in the decider.

However, Russell is undergoing treatment and should be fit for selection for the upcoming three-match T20 series which will start in St Kitts on July 31, as per Cricket West Indies (CWI).

The 30-year-old returned to the one-day side recently for the first time since 2015, taking one wicket and scoring 13 runs in the Windies’ loss to Bangladesh in the first ODI.

The explosive allrounder has had to deal with injuries recently as his stints with Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League in 2018 were marred by an hamstring injury.

While he was ruled out of the PSL 2018 early in the tournament, he managed to play all 16 matches for KKR – albeit with a heavily strapped thigh – scoring 316 runs at strike-rate of 184.79. He also managed to bowl 37.5 overs taking 13 wickets.