Chinelle Henry and Britney Cooper will both miss the remainder of West Indies Women’s ODI series against India with injury.
Chinelle was ruled out by a concussion suffered after diving to stop a ball headed for the boundary. While she saved a crucial couple of runs, her crashing into the boundary boards was an immediate cause for concern.
She was replaced for the remainder of the match by a concussion substitute, and will now be unavailable for a minimum of seven days, during which time she will be monitored and a decision will be made on whether to extend this period.
A five-wicket haul from Anisa Mohammed – her sixth in one-day internationals – and a 91-ball 94 from skipper Stafanie Taylor helped West Indies claim a dramatic one-run victory over India in the first ICC Women’s Championship ODI in Antigua on Friday.
After opting to bat, West Indies put up 225/7 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, as Taylor and Natasa McLean (51) chipped in with vital half-centuries. India were then bowled out for 224 in the chase, as the hosts clinched victory on the final ball of the game.
Britney meanwhile, who was not in the team but was in the squad for the first ODI, misses out because of a bruised shin, caused when she was struck by a ball. Coming into the squad for the second game will be the uncapped seamer Caneisha Isaac.
“Isaac is a young medium pacer and a live wire on the field who impressed during the recent pre series camp. She will join the group of young medium pacers being groomed in the thrust to continue the development of young players,” said Ann Browne-John, the lead selector for West Indies Women.