Zimbabwe batsman Craig Ervine will undergo a late fitness test this morning, for the third and final One-Day International (ODI)match of the International Home Series 2013 against the West Indies.
Ervine played the second ODI on Sunday with a tight chest and general body pains which set in during warm up, and later on forced him off the field during the West Indies innings.
Before that he had been put on a salbutamol spray after suffering an asthmatic attack. He also got an antibiotic prescription from the medical doctor in attendance.
Yesterday, Ervine rested from all training and remained under medication until this morning, when his game-readiness will be determined.
Zimbabwe will be hoping that Ervine pulls through as he has been in a rich vein of form on the tour. In the first ODI, he was the second top scorer with 41 runs then upped that in the second when he led the Zimbabwe batsmen with 80 runs.
Unfortunately for the tourists, the improved performance with the bat was not enough for Zimbabwe to beat the West Indies.
The hosts won the match by seven wickets and with it the ODI series as the win gave them an unassailable two-nil lead going into the third and final match at the same venue – the National Cricket Stadium, in the Grenada capital, Saint George’s, today.