Friday 3 January 2014 

Sammy Out, Gayle To Miss T20s

Chris Gayle will not feature in the Twenty20 International series in New Zealand
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West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy has been ruled out of the remainder of the One-Day International series in New Zealand while Chris Gayle will not feature in the upcoming Twenty20 International series.

Both men have hamstring problems, Gayle tearing his in India in November and Sammy suffering an injury while warming up for the third game in the series.

New Zealand won that game by 159 runs after Corey Anderson (131 not out in 47 balls) and Jesse Ryder (104 in 51) both scored centuries, and Sammy's demise leaves captain Dwayne Bravo with just 13 fit players ahead of tomorrow's (4th January) fourth ODI.

Darren Bravo, who returned home late this year ahead of the final four ODIs due to personal reasons is another high-profile absentee.

The West Indies had initially been hopeful that Gayle would be able to feature in the later stages of the tour of New Zealand but he, along with Kieron Pollard, will now continue their recovery from injury ahead of a big 2014 for the West Indies which includes the defence of their ICC World Twenty20 crown in March.

© Cricket World 2014

 
 
Fixtures & Results

3rd-7th December: 1st Test, Dunedin
NZL 609-9 dec. & 79-4 drew with WIN 213 & 507
11th-15th December: 2nd Test, Wellington
NZL 441 beat WIN 193 & 175 by an inns. & 73 runs
19th-23rd December: 3rd Test, Hamilton
NZL 349 & 124-2 beat WIN 367 & 104 by 8 wickets
26th December: 1st ODI, Auckland
WIN beat NZL by 2 wickets
29th December: 2nd ODI, Napier
Match abandoned - rain
1st January: 3rd ODI, Queenstown
NZL 283-4 beat WIN 124-5 by 159 runs
4th January: 4th ODI, Nelson
NZL 285-6 beat WIN 134-5 by 59 runs (D/L)
8th January: 5th ODI, Hamilton
WIN 363-4 beat NZL 160 by 203 runs
11th January: 1st T20I, Auckland
NZL 189-5 beat WIN 108-8 by 81 runs
15th January: 2nd T20I, Wellington
NZL 163-6 beat WIN 159-5 by 4 wickets