Ashley Nurse ruled out of rest of India tour

The off-spinner had been grimacing in pain in his right shoulder during the fourth ODI in Mumbai.

Ashley Nurse provided incision to an otherwise blunt West Indies bowling attack.   -  AFP

Off-spinner Ashley Nurse was Thursday ruled out of the upcoming three-match T20 series against India, weakening the West Indies after his exploits with ball and ball during the ODI series.

The 29-year-old Nurse picked up a niggle in his right shoulder in the previous match in Mumbai and looked in discomfort, rendering him unavailable for the fifth and final ODI against India.

“He (Nurse) is ruled out for the entire tour. I wish him well. Hopefully, he can recover quickly for the next tour,” West Indies skipper Jason Holder said at the toss.

Nurse was seen using an arm-pouch to rest his shoulder on the team’s arrival in the city for the last series’ game.

After experiencing pain in the fourth game, Nurse was off the field for a while, only to come back and bowl a few more overs overs with great discomfort.

India leads the ODI series 2-1.

The two sides next clash in a T20 series with the first match scheduled in Kolkata on Sunday.