West Indies will be without batsman Darren Bravo who has been ruled out of Thursday’s One-Day International against India with a hamstring problem.
Bravo, 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.
Captain Darren Sammy confirmed that Bravo has not recovered in time and will miss the fourth ODI against India. He was confident his squad will be strong enough to withstand the loss of a key batsman.
“Darren Bravo is out for the next game. Like we showed when Shiv (Shivnarine Chanderpaul) missed a Test in Mumbai, young (Kieran) Powell came in and took responsibility,” said Sammy.
“Yes, we will miss Bravo in the line-up. But it gives an opportunity for someone else to come out and make a name for himself. Our team is definitely improving, when we miss guys, the guys come in and perform.”
The 22-year-old Bravo scored consecutive hundreds in Kolkata and Mumbai during the Test series and has been the most consistent batsman for West Indies on the tour.
West Indies trail 2-1 in the five-match one-day series.