Windies still sweating on Bravo’s fitness

Windies still sweating on Bravo’s fitness

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Print this page Email A Friend!


SYDNEY, Australia (CMC) – West Indies arrived here on Wednesday for Friday’s crucial clash with South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup, with rising concern over injured top order batsman Darren Bravo.

The left-hander suffered a lower-grade tear in his left hamstring against Pakistan and was subsequently ruled out of Monday’s game against Zimbabwe which West Indies won by 73 runs in Canberra.

Bravo has been definitely ruled out of selection to face the Proteas at the Sydney Cricket Ground, and while he is being treated daily, CMC Sports understands a decision will be taken on his future participation in the tournament if he does not make a recovery by weekend.

Regarded as one of the finest young batsmen in international cricket, his withdrawal would be a huge blow for the Caribbean side especially with a tough contest against reigning champions India still ahead next week.

And with an eye already on the quarter-finals, his absence would see West Indies entering the next stage of the World Cup without one of their front-line players.

Bravo was replaced by Barbados left-hander Jonathan Carter for the Zimbabwe game but the left-hander never batted, as Chris Gayle blasted a World Cup record 215 in a history-making 372-run, second wicket stand with Marlon Samuel, who finished unbeaten on 133.

The 26-year-old Bravo, who withdrew from last month’s tour of South Africa for personal reasons, has had a mixed World Cup. He got a first ball ‘duck’ against England in the first official warm-up here in Sydney before scoring 43 against Scotland in the second game.

In the first group stage match against Ireland, he was run out without facing a delivery but made a patient 49 against Pakistan before limping off the field in pain.

Sulieman Benn, meanwhile, who missed the Zimbabwe game through injury, has improved and is also being carefully monitored.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaper-login


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT