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Andre Russell Photo Credit: IPL.

All-rounder Andre Russell has been ruled out of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) due to a hamstring injury. He suffered the injury during the tie against Karachi Kings on March 4.

He had neither bowled nor batted in the game when he suffered the injury.

“Russell was injured during the game against Karachi Kings, and MRI results were not encouraging. He will not take any further part in the tournament,” an Islamabad United official told Geo.TV.

Andre Russell, Windies, PSL, IPL, Doping Ban, WADA, ICC
Andre Russell was retained by KKR. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

It comes as a big blow for Islamabad United, as he was contributing well with the ball but an injury has now forced him to miss the remainder of the tournament.

It was the first T20 tournament Russell was playing after making his return. Islamabad United might rope in an all-rounder soon to replace Russell.

Even before his ban period was over, Russell was retained by Kolkata Knight Riders on the retention day.

He revealed the franchise has already had talks with him and also provided him with the personal training staff.

It is yet to be known whether the hamstring injury would have an impact on his participation in IPL or not.

Should he play IPL, he will get his full payment, or he would lose out on money if he does not play the tournament.

Kolkata Knight Riders will be hoping Russell to get fit well in time.

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Chris Lynn would be fit before the IPL, suggests Venky Mysore. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Already, the franchise is sweating over the injury of Chris Lynn, who was snared by the franchise for Rs 9.60 Crore.

He suffered a shoulder injury last month and is currently under rehabilitation process to heel the injured shoulder.

The upcoming edition of IPL starts on April 7.

Meanwhile, Islamabad United are at the fourth position on the points table with three wins and two losses in five games. Multan Sultans are on the top of the table with four wins in six contests.

With five losses in as many games, Lahore Qalandars are already out of the race to the next round.

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