Windies wait on Bravo, Russell
LONDON, England (CMC):
West Indies are sweating on the fitness of batsman Darren Bravo and all-rounder André Russell but have been boosted by the news that talismanic opener Chris Gayle will be available for tomorrow's second one-day international against England.
The left-handed Gayle missed Saturday's 114-run loss in the opening ODI at Southampton with a stress reaction in a bone in his left leg.
His presence was missed in the batting line-up as the Windies slid to 172 all out in response to England's 288 for six.
The left-handed Bravo injured his groin during the game and was forced to bat at number nine, finishing with eight not out in an uncomfortable 21 minutes at the crease.
He joins Russell who is also struggling with a shoulder injury.
Both players will have scans today to determine their match fitness.