Bravo likely to miss next two games with hamstring injury

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, CMC – Left-hander Darren Bravo is likely to miss the West Indies’ next two fixtures in the ICC Cricket World Cup but will remain with the squad to continue his rehabilitation.

The stylish top order batsman made 49 against Pakistan at Hagley Oval yesterday before pulling up in the 32nd over with a torn hamstring, after attempting a quick single, being forced to retire hurt.

A subsequent MRI scan revealed Bravo had picked up a lower-grade tear to his left hamstring.

Team media manager Philip Spooner confirmed Bravo would miss Monday’s third game against Zimbabwe in Canberra and said he was also doubtful for the game against South Africa next Thursday.

“Bravo remains in good spirits and will be monitored on a day-to-day basis by physio CJ Clark,” Spooner told CMC Sports.

Bravo was also struck in the head during his innings, when a throw from Younis Khan hit him on the side of the helmet as the batsman took a run in the 24th over.

Spooner said, however, he was feeling no ill effects of the blow.’

West Indies beat Pakistan by 150 runs to record their first win of the tournament.

Darren Bravo
Darren Bravo

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