Monday, February 19, 2018

Narine fit, Broad out rest of series


West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has recovered from the knee injury he suffered during Sunday’s first T20 International against England at Kensington Oval. However, England skipper Stuart Broad is out of the remainder of the series.

Narine was due to have a scan yesterday morning but it was not required. The West Indies will therefore have all 15 players available for selection for the second T20 International against England today from 2 pm

England on the other hand, will have to stage their rearguard action after going one down, without their captain who prefers to bow out now with the expectation of being ready for the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh, that follows this three match series.

“I’ll have to have a rehab period at some stage in the next 12 months which is between six to ten weeks I think but there is a decent period at the end of the English season which I can look at probably. Maybe four weeks in April but it won’t put me in doubt for the World Cup. It’s just got to a stage at the minute where I can’t move so I need to treat it before the World Cup,” Broad explained.