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West Indies batsman Darren Bravo is set to miss the national team’s next two World Cup matches after suffering a low-grade tear to his left hamstring.
Bravo was forced to retire hurt on 49 during the 32nd over of West Indies’ 150-run win over Pakistan in Christchurch on Saturday.
Bravo left the field on a motorised cart with his left leg raised and was then sent for an MRI scan, which revealed the tear.
Prior to his hamstring injury, Bravo was hit on the side of the helmet by a throw from Younis Khan while running for a quick single in the 24th over. He spent a few minutes lying on the ground and appeared to be in a lot of pain. However, after being treated by the team’s physiotherapist, he continued batting.
The West Indies will now play Zimbabwe in Canberra on Tuesday and South Africa in Sydney on Friday. Bravo will be reassessed in the lead-up to the West Indies’ match against India on March 6 in Perth.