Stuart Broad
Broad slipped on an even part of the crease in Basseterre.Getty Images

Stuart Broad faces a race against time to be fully fit for England's first Test against the West Indies after the seamer limped out of the final warm-up game with a left ankle injury.

Broad slipped on an uneven part of the crease after delivering his first ball of the innings of the two-day match against a St Kitts Invitational XI in Basseterre.

After undergoing treatment on the outfield, Broad was taken from the field and had his ankle iced in the hope he could return to bowling before the end of day one. England face the West Indies in the first Test on 13 April.

Ben Stokes completed the remainder of the over but, given Broad's recent injury problems, England are left sweating over the fitness of one of their premier striker bowlers days before they attempt to right the wrongs of a harrowing World Cup.

The 28-year-old suffered a nasty facial injury against India last summer before missing the one-day tour of Sri Lanka after knee surgery and the ankle problem represents the latest in a string of recent fitness concerns.

In an attempt to provide England with a decent warm-up ahead of the Test series, following the one-sided first game against St Kitts, both teams will bat for 90 overs on each of the two playing days.

Jonathan Trott, Gary Ballance and Jonny Bairstow have all been included in the St Kitts batting line-up for the match, with James Anderson dismissing the former for nought after just three balls.