An attack of bed bugs in the team hotel forced Stuart Broad to move rooms and compound his misery over losing his place in the Test side.
Broad reported to the team management he had been bitten in his room at the Accra Beach Hotel, where both sides and ICC officials are staying this week, and Jonathan Agnew, the BBC cricket correspondent who is close to Broad and his family, said on air he had gone to bed wearing his whites on as a precaution against further bites.
It adds up to a tough week for Broad, who was left out of the side after Joe Root and Trevor Bayliss spent a long time studying the pitch at the Kensington Oval before deciding on two spinners.
The fact Broad was vying for a place with Adil Rashid, rather than Sam Curran, signalled the generational shift occurring under Root. Broad was left out for the first two Tests in Sri Lanka but on slow, turning pitches it was easier for him to accept.
But he has worked hard on a new run up, took a hat-trick in a warm up match last week, and expected to play in Barbados on a ground traditionally suited to his seam bowling. Instead he worked on his shuttle runs in the lunch break and is left contemplating the end of his time as a certain pick in the team.