West Indies spinner Ashley Nurse ruled out of T20 series vs India

first_imgWest Indies’s Ashley Nurse has been ruled out of the three-match T20 series against India because of a shoulder injury that he picked up during the fourth ODI at the Brebourne Stadium in Mumbai.The 29-year-old was in some discomfort during the last match itself but played on with the injury. After experiencing pain in Mumbai, Nurse was off the field for a while but come back and bowl a few more overs overs with great discomfort.However, he failed to recover in time and missed the fifth and final ODI against India on Thursday in Thiruvananthapuram.The injury will further deplete the Windies side that has struggled to put up a proper fight against the formidable Indian team in their tour.”He (Nurse) is ruled out for the entire tour. I wish him well. Hopefully, he can recover quickly for the next tour,” West Indies skipper Jason Holder said at the toss.Nurse was seen using an arm-pouch to rest his shoulder on the team’s arrival in the city for the last series’ game.Nurse has picked up five wickets and scored 55 runs from four matches in the ODI series that India lead 2-1.However, there is some good news for the Windies side as the T20 specialists will return to the side for the 20-over format.The likes of Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell and Denesh Ramdin will be back for the 2016 T20 World Cup winners.They two sides next clash in a T20 series with the first match scheduled in Kolkata on Sunday.West Indies squad for the T20 series: Carlos Brathwaite (C), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Oshane Thomas, Khary Pierre, Obed McCoy, Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooranadvertisement(With inputs from PTI)last_img

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