Monday, December 18, 2017

Scan reveals no major damage to Gayle

A scan has revealed no major damage to West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle, who sustained a thigh injury during the third One Day International (ODI) against Australia, on Wednesday.

West Indies corporate communications officer, Philip Spooner said a game-time decision would have been made on Gayle's ability to play in today's fourth ODI against Australia, in Sydney. The match started at 11.20 last night (T&T time). The big-hitting opener was being given as much time as possible to prove his fitness before the game.

Gayle was hurt while fielding in Australia's innings during the West Indies' 39-run loss in Canberra on Wednesday. While he still bowled five overs, he spent time off the ground and batted at No.5 instead of opening.

Gayle, who has scored just 10 runs in three innings in the series, underwent the scan early yesterday before the team flew to Sydney.