West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran has admitted that not being able to get the services of spinner Gudakesh Morty for the one-day international series against New Zealand will be a loss for his team.
The 27-year-old spinner has not played since the first ODI against India where he fractured his thumb while fielding.
“It’s a blow for us, especially looking at his performances in the Bangladesh series and how well he bowled in that first game against India,” Pooran told members of the media on Tuesday.
With the three matches against New Zealand being the West Indies’ last remaining three fixtures in the ICC ODI Super League, and with the prospect to secure automatic qualification for the 2023 ICC World Cup in India, Pooran likes to have all his best players available.
however, Pooran has expressed his confidence in the ODI team CWI named.
“I thought we were starting to get that chemistry between both him and Akeal (Hosein) they are two of the better spinners in the Caribbean but it is what it is,” he added.
“We hope he will recover and soon be available to us but having said that Kevin Sinclair is here, Yannic Cariah has gotten picked and we are backing them to deliver 100 percent.”