Black Caps bat; Gayle starts in 100 Test
KINGSTON, Jamaica – New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat against West Indies on the opening day of the first Test on Sunday at Sabina Park here.
The Test marks the 100th Test for Windies opener Chris Gayle on home soil.
There were special presentations before the start of play from the West Indies Cricket Board, the West Indies team, Jamaica Cricket Association and team sponsor Digicel.
West Indies XI: Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin*+, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn, Shane Shillingford.
Reserve Players: Kraigg Brathwaite, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder
New Zealand XI: Peter Fulton, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (captain), James Neesham, Bradley-John Watling (wicketkeeper), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Mark Craig, Trent Boult
Reserve Players: Craig Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Hamish Rutherford, Neil Wagner
UMPIRES: Rod Tucker (Australia), Richard Illingworth (England)
TV UMPIRE: Ian Gould (England)
MATCH REFEREE: Chris Broad (England)
RESERVE UMPIRE: Joel Wilson (Trinidad & Tobago)