Ashley Nurse is a doubtful starter for 5th ODI due to a shoulder injury
The West Indies on Tuesday, dealt a major blow ahead of the deciding ODI series as their ace player Ashley Nurse picked up a niggle in his shoulder in the previous match due to which, he is likely to be benched in the next match.
The fifth and the final ODI is scheduled to be played on Thursday at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.
During the course of the 4th ODI match, Nurse felt discomfort while bowling as he suffered a pain in his shoulders. Owing to this, he had to leave the field after bowling some overs. On the contrary, the skipper Jason Holder had to rely on interim services from Rovman Powell.
Soon Nurse was back on the field and went on to bowl 8 more overs to his kitty, nonetheless, his struggle with his shoulder was completely seen. Even while batting, he wasn’t up to the scratch as he failed to add runs on the scoreboard. He could only gather eight runs before Kuldeep Yadav sent him back to the dressing room.
As of now, there is no update on the 29-year-old’s fitness. He was seen using a pouch to rest his hands on team’s arrival in Kerala for the next game. Windies Cricket posted a video on their official Twitter platform with caption reads, “Arrived in Trivandrum ahead of 5th ODI vs India. Location reminds us so much of home! #WindiesCricket #ItsOurGame.”
The first match belonged to India and the second match ended in a pulsating tie whereas the third match belonged to Windies. However, the Indians relieved some pressure by winning the last ODI by a huge margin as they registered their biggest 224-run win at home.
India’s top order looks sumptuous as of now. Their bowling is what needs to be sorted out at the moment. As far as the batting is concerned, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu are in sensational form at the moment and Shikhar Dhawan is slowly gaining some tempo.
He hasn’t had much of a time on the pitch and he will be looking forward to putting on a good show with the bat in the fifth and the final ODI.
Here’s the video: