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Kesrick Williams to replace Russel for Pakistan T20s

DUBAI: Fast bowler Kesrick Williams has been called up to replace Andre Russel for the three-match T20 series against Pakistan in UAE.

The series will commence next week on September 23.

The move came up after key all-rounder Russel withdrew his name from the previously announced squad for ‘personal reasons.’

Kersick Williams, while representing champions Jamaica Tallawahs, emerged as a consistent threat in this year’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Williams, 26, finish third highest wicket-taker in CPL 2016 with 17 wickets in the League behind only Sohail Tanvir and Dwayne Bravo.

He is, however, a new face on the surface of Caribbean domestic circuit, with just nine first-class games and six List A matches in his career, the last of which came in 2014.

West Indies T20 squad

Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams

In: Kesrick Williams

Out: Andre Russell