Chris Gayle    Getty Images
Chris Gayle Getty Images

West Indies were whitewashed in the two Tests versus New Zealand. They remain winless in the tour after losing the first ODI by 5 wickets. To add to West Indies’ woes, Chris Gayle is down the illness and will remain a doubtful starter for the penultimate ODI. The second match is scheduled to be held at Christchurch on December 22. West Indies coach Stuart Law shed some light on Gayle’s health: “He took ill. He is going to seek further medical advice once we arrive in Christchurch tomorrow. At this point in time I can’t give you any further details of what’s going on. I’m not a doctor. I can’t give you any more, so I apologise. We should get a full appraisal tomorrow.”

Talking about the series opener defeat, Law said that conditions changed significantly over the course of the match, and that New Zealand had won an important toss. Put into bat, West Indies managed only 248 for 9 in 50 overs. In reply, New Zealand emerged victorious with 4 overs to spare. Gayle’s willow remained silent, and will be determined to play the second ODI. He made 22 off 31 balls, including a six.