West Indies’ All-Rounder Chinelle Henry ruled out of the series due to concussion

During the 1st ODI Chinelle Henry suffered a concussion and will, therefore, play no further part in the ongoing ODI series with India as she is under treatment.

At the height of an incredibly thrilling game on Friday, Henry threw herself after the ball on the edge of the boundary and hit her head on the advertising boards. She was immediately provided required medical attention and was out of the field, after which the ICC’s concussion sub-rule took effect for the first time in women’s cricket, although her effort saved two runs, in a match that went down to the very last ball, and resulted in a one-run victory for the Caribbean side.

Chinelle Henry
Chinelle Henry. Pic Credits – Getty Images

A Cricket West Indies press release on Sunday said Henry would be unavailable for a minimum of seven days. She will be replaced by Hayley Matthews from 3rd ODI onwards. Hayley is coming back to the side after serving out an eight-match suspension for an undisclosed infraction. She hasn’t played any international cricket since June.

Also, uncapped seamer Caneisha Isaac has been called up to replace injured opener Britney Cooper for the remaining ODI’s against India. Isaac has represented Trinidad & Tobago in the CWI’s women’s championship and T20 Blaze in 2017 and 2019. “Isaac is a young medium pacer and a livewire on the field who impressed during the recent pre-series camp,” Ann Browne-John, CWI’s lead selector for women and girls, said. “She will join the group of young medium pacers being groomed in the thrust to continue the development of young players.”

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Series being drawn by India in the 2nd ODI as they clinched victory leveling the series by 1-1 , the final ODI is going to be an important decider for the tournament, following which the teams will be playing five T20Is in Gros Islet and Providence.

Source: ICC

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