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by Andrew Wood Wednesday 13 December 2017
West Indies batsman Sunil Ambris will miss the upcoming One-Day International series against New Zealand following a fracture on his forearm.
The 24-year-old sustained the blow while batting in the second innings of the Hamilton Test when he was hit by a short delivery from Neil Wagner and was forced off the field after scoring five runs off the six deliveries. He did not return to bat later on as West Indies went on to lose the game by 240 runs and with it a 0-2 series defeat as well.
Ambris created high expectation after scoring two centuries for West Indies A in three first-class matches against the Sri Lankan counterparts that earned him a place in the Test squad.
He plundered a 145-ball 153 run knock for West Indies in the warm-up game against New Zealand A in Lincoln but failed to replicate the success in the Test series where he managed scores of 0, 18, 2 and 5.
The three-match ODI series will be played between 20th and 26th December following which the teams will compete in a three-match Twenty20 International series in the final leg of the season.
West Indies ODI squad:
Jason Holder (captain), Jason Mohammed, Ronsford Beaton, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Nikita Miller, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Kesrick Williams
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