London, June 18 : The West Indies are sweating on the fitness
of batsman Darren Bravo and all-rounder Andre Russell but have been
boosted by the news that talismanic opener Chris Gayle will be available
for Tuesday's second One-Day International against England.
left-handed Gayle missed Saturday's opening ODI at Southampton, which
the West Indies lost by 114 runs, with a stress reaction in a bone in
his left leg.
His presence was missed in the batting line-up as the Windies slumped to 172 all out in response to England's 288 for six.
left-handed Bravo injured his groin during the game and was forced to
bat at number nine, finishing with eight not out in an uncomfortable 21
minutes at the crease.
He joins Russell who is struggling with a shoulder injury.
Both players will have scans Monday to determine their match fitness.