Andre Rusell suffers a hamstring injury during the game against Melbourne Stars

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Andre Russell of the Thunder leaves the field of play with an injury during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

West Indian cricketers are not having a good time in the ongoing Big Bash League so far. As of now, none of them has been able to make news due to their performances. However, they have still got the headlines thanks to the injury issues which has begun to plague them.

Just a few days ago, Dwayne Bravo, the Melbourne Renegades all-rounder, was taken out of the first due to a hamstring injury and was ruled out of the tournament wholly. Now, another West Indian Andre Russell also had to be stretchered off from Spotless Stadium after injuring his hamstring against the Melbourne Stars on Wednesday night.

Russell pulled up lame after chasing a ball to the third man boundary, immediately falling to the ground and clutching his leg. The 29-year-old overseas signing, in fact, was playing with an injury issue throughout the tournament and was set to undergo scans after the clash with the Stars, according to Fairfax media.

A Thunder spokesperson confirmed it was indeed an injury to the left hamstring, while a Network TEN update said he was extremely unlikely to take any further part in the contest, with scans tomorrow to reveal the full extent of the issue.  Clarifying the inclusion of the all-rounder’s inclusion in the match, It was later confirmed by officials that it occurred following an “admin error” from the Thunder.

When asked by the Network TEN commentators whether the two changes to the Thunder lineup were due to form or conditions, veteran Ben Rohrer replied: “They were a little bit conditions-based and there was a little admin error as well that doesn’t help with Andre being 50-50 for the game with his injury from last game.”

“We sort of stuffed up our line-up which isn’t ideal. You need to have the squad sorted by the day before and James Vince wasn’t in there. There was a chance he was going to play tonight so we had to switch things around at the last minute.”

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