Windies all-rounder Ashley Nurse is likely to miss the fifth and final one-day international against India on November 1 (Thursday) due to a shoulder injury.
Meanwhile, the Caribbeans are currently trailing the series 2-1 following their 224-run loss at Mumbai. A mammoth partnership between Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu ensured India post 377 runs on the board. In reply, Windies crumbled under pressure as they were all out for a mere 153 runs to go 2-1 down.
However, after the match, they received yet another jolt as they can miss Ashley Nurse for the series decider. Nurse has been a vital cog for the visitors as he contributed in every aspect of the game. So far, Nurse has five scalps to his name with an economy rate of less than six. Also, coming to bat down the order, he has scored some valuable runs for his side.
During the fourth match, Nurse was uncomfortable while bowling as he felt some pain on his shoulder. He also went off the field after bowling a couple of overs as Jason Holder had to resort to he part-time services from Rovman Powell.
Ashley Nurse, however, returned to the field as he conceded 57 runs from eight overs returning with the wicket of Rohit Sharma. But his struggles were visible and wasn’t bowling at full tilt due to the injury. He couldn’t contribute much with the bat as well and could only muster eight runs before Kuldeep Yadav snaffled him.
As both the teams arrived in Trivandrum for the final ODI of the series, Nurse had a cover on his hands from the shoulder like it was a fracture. Thus, Nurse can be out of the most important tie for the Windies.
The official Twitter handle of Windies Cricket posted the video of the team arriving at the venue in which Nurse wore a crape on his hands. However, there is no official news about his injury from the Caribbean camp.