[www.inewsguyana.com] – Chris Gayle, the West Indies batsman, expects to return to fitness in time for the Tests in India starting October 30. Gayle has been struggling with a lower-back injury and missed the final Test against Bangladesh earlier this month, and will miss the limited-overs leg of the India tour as well.
“My recovery has been coming on nicely, and I expect to be fully fit and ready in time for the Test series,” Gayle told the Jamaica Gleaner.
“The injury is the same one that has been affecting my back in recent times, but so far it has been coming on well. I have been able to give it some rest and as each day progresses, it keeps getting better and better.”
Gayle had a reasonable home summer in the Tests, with three half-centuries in four games. He hasn’t played competitive cricket since the first Test against Bangladesh earlier this month. (Cricinfo)