West Indies could be in danger of losing Chris Gayle for the one-day doubleheader after the opener fell ill during the opening match on Wednesday.

The 38-year-old struck 22 during the Windies innings at Cobham Oval but never took the field as New Zealand chased down 248 to win the contest by five wickets.

After the match, head coach Stuart Law failed to shed any light on Gayle’s condition but said the Jamaican would consult doctors when the team reached Christchurch today.

“He took ill,” Law told reporters.

Gayle appeared in good touch during his innings, blasting three fours and a massive six in his 31-ball knock, before becoming the first wicket to fall, caught at the wicket off Man-of-the-Match Doug Bracewell.

West Indies face New Zealand in the second ODI at Hagley Oval on Saturday.

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