India vs Windies: Injured Ashley Nurse doubtful for the final ODI
Nurse's resurgence has been one of the shining lights for the visitors in the ODI series.
Updated - Oct 30, 2018 5:09 pm
Windies’ hopes of winning the ODI series against India in their own den were shattered with a huge loss of 224 runs in the fourth match in Mumbai. They were literally blown away by the clinical hosts on the day and now can only level the series which will also be an achievement for the visiting team given Team India’s recent form at home. However, the Caribbean side has been jolted with a severe blow as Ashley Nurse is doubtful for the fifth and final match which will be played on Thursday.
The off-spinner has been one of the vital cogs of the Windies side in this series. Surprisingly, he has contributed with the bat as well which helped the Caribbeans trump the Men in Blue in the third ODI. As far as the series is concerned, Nurse has picked five wickets and hasn’t conceded more than six runs an over. Also, coming to bat at number eight, he has propelled team’s score to a challenging one while batting first.
During the fourth match, Nurse was uncomfortable while bowling as his shoulder started to pain. 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.
Nurse arrives in Trivandrum with an injured shoulder
Ashley Nurse, however, was back on the field and bowled eight overs during his spell conceding 57 runs for Rohit Sharma‘s wicket. 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 was seen covered his hands from the shoulder which could be a serious injury and could keep him out of the most important game for the Windies. The official Twitter handle of Windies Cricket posted the video of the team arriving at the venue in which Nurse was seen handicapped. Though there is no official news about his injury from the Caribbean camp.
Here’s the tweet:
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) October 30, 2018