Chris Gayle is in doubt for the crucial clash against the UAE on Sunday in Napier due to a back injury. Gayle did not train with his teammates in McLean Park on Wednesday and he remained in the team hotel.

West Indies coach Stuart Williams did not give too many details but hinted that he might not be risked for the game. We’d love him to play all the games but we’ll just have to manage him better, he said.

The game against UAE is a must-win for the West Indies. They are currently in fifth position with just four points and they must beat the UAE in order to have any chance of qualifying for the quarter-final. Coach Williams stressed on the importance of the game as he said Our form throughout the tournament has been inconsistent and our destiny is ahead of us. For a few days, the future is in our own hands and on Sunday, we’ll know exactly what we have to do to qualify.

Williams also said that his team have the ability to rise to the occasion and he is confident that the team will do well in the knock-outs. In reality it’s better to have bad performances earlier than now. Sometimes it’s up and sometimes it’s down, so we’ve just got to get the balance right, whether it’s batting, bowling or fielding. We can only finish fourth so once we qualify, nobody will want to play the West Indies. On our day we will beat anyone in this tournament and our men will be ready for that, he concluded.


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