Ashley Nurse is an interesting prospect in Windies cricket future regarding his talent with both bat and ball. He is a right arm off break bowler who can be handy with the bat also as he showed it against India in the third ODI where he made quickfire 40 runs and proved his mettle with bat. The Barbados-born made his international debut in 2011 against Pakistan in a T20I but he failed to fix a place for himself in the squad for long time. Then he came back with vengeance in 2016 as a member of the ODI team and picked up three wickets in his 50-over debut against Sri Lanka. A stiff competition from mystery bowlers like Sunil Narine and Samuel Badri made the way tough for Nurse in the initial years of his career.read more
John Campbell and Shai Hope put on an opening stand of 196 runs as West Indies registered a landslide 196-run win over Ireland in the first ODI of the tri-series also involving Bangladesh.
The 29-year-old Nurse picked up a niggle in his shoulder in the previous match in Mumbai and looked in discomfort, rendering him unavailable for the fifth and final ODI against India.
Nurse's 22-ball 40 helped the visitors post a competitive 283/9 on the board and his two wickets in the middle overs with his off-spin.
Nurse has been named as a replacement for leg-spinner Samuel Badree, who was unavailable due to a prior commitment.
Port of Spain(Trinidad), Jun 2: Young West Indian off-spinner Ashley Nurse has termed Saturday's one-off Twenty20 game against India as the biggest match of his life and said he is determined to prove his skills