PSL 2021, ISL beats QUE: Quetta Galdiators’ added to their worries after a loss against Islamabad United as Andre Russell was struck on the helmet while batting.
Playing his first match of PSL 2021, Quetta Gladiators’ Russell was substituted by the fast bowler Naseem Shah under the concussion-sub rule at the innings break.
Through the first over of the second innings, Russell was stretchered out from the dressing room to an ambulance. He had suffered the blow to the head in the 14th over of Gladiators’ innings.
Andre Russell’s performance
The West Indies international hit two sixes in the over before he could not react quicker on a pull shot to a bouncer from the pacer.
He had 13 runs from 6 balls.
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After being hit, Russell was examined by a physio and permitted to continue batting, although he was out next ball, caught at third man.
The rule for concussion replacements
The rules on injury replacements assert that any concussed player can be substituted by someone outside the XI, as long as the match umpire agrees that the incoming player is a like-for-like replacement.
Although Andre Russell is a pace-bowling allrounder and Naseem is a specialist fast bowler, the arrangement to allow Naseem as a substitute might have been based on Russell’s failure to bowl four overs in Gladiators’ bowling innings.
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