Windies wait on injured birthday boy Gayle

 22 Sep 2017 - 0:03

Windies wait on injured birthday boy Gayle
West Indies' Chris Gayle (Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra)

AFP

Nottingham:  West Indies were left waiting to discover the full extent of Chris Gayle’s hamstring injury after the star batsman spent part of his 38th birthday having scans in a Nottingham hospital yesterday.

The big-hitting opener was ruled out shortly before the toss in second one-day international against England at Trent Bridge after damaging his right hamstring.

West Indies have yet to find out if Gayle will be fit for the third of a five-match series at Bristol on Sunday.

“Chris has been for scans,” West Indies coach Stuart Law told reporters. “We don’t know the results of them just yet.

“But he tweaked a hamstring in the warm-up,” the former Australia batsman added.

“We’ll monitor him and see how he’s going for Bristol.

“He said he didn’t want to risk it -- which is fair enough.”

Gayle only recently arrived in Britain for the limited-overs leg of the tour, having missed West Indies’ 2-1 Test series loss to England.