West Indies’ Brandon King injured – Rovman Powell confirms potential T20 World Cup 2024 exit for the opener

West Indies captain Rovman Powell has provided a concerning update regarding opener Brandon King’s injury, which he sustained while batting during their first Super Eight match against England at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St. Lucia.

Brandon King’s Injury

Brandon King suffered a muscle pull while batting on 23 off 13 balls, forcing him to retire hurt and be taken off the field immediately. He did not return for the rest of the match, where the West Indies posted a competitive total of 180-4 thanks to a strong batting performance.

Shimron Hetmyer substituted for King during the second innings, but King’s fitness remains a critical concern ahead of West Indies’ next match against the USA on June 21 at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Rovman Powell’s Update on Brandon King

In the post-match presentation, West Indies skipper Rovman Powell expressed his worries about King’s injury, though he remained hopeful about King’s quick recovery.

“Just a bit worried, but hopefully he can pull through for the next game,” Powell remarked.

The severity of King’s injury is yet to be fully assessed, but the initial signs were not promising. King’s brief yet explosive innings, featuring 3 fours and 1 six, had provided the West Indies with a robust start.

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