Windies sweat on Bravo’s fitness for crucial fourth ODI

INDORE, India, CMC – Batsman Darren Bravo is recovering from the hamstring injury that curtailed his innings in the last One-Day International on Monday, but West Indies are continuing to sweat on his fitness for the fourth game starting here tomorrow.

The stylish left-hander, who has been a key player for the Windies on the current tour, was forced to retire hurt on 26 while engaged in a promising 55-run, third wicket stand with Marlon Samuels (58).

Bravo was able to walk around freely yesterday, however, with no discomfort from the injury but will test his fitness when he trains at the Holkar Cricket Stadium this afternoon.

Team officials are hoping that with almost two days before the next encounter begins, that Bravo will be able to suit up.
The 22-year-old, the younger brother of all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, has emerged as one of the leaders of the Windies batting, and scored a half-century in the opening game in Cuttack last week. He was outstanding in the preceding Test series, scoring two brilliant centuries in his last four innings.

West Indies trail 1-2 in the five-match one-day series, after winning the last game Ahmedabad by 16 runs.

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