WI win toss, fielding in 2nd Test

KINGSTON, Jamaica – West Indies won the toss and decided to field against New Zealand on the opening day of the second Digicel Test on Thursday at Sabina Park.

Both sides have been forced to make changes to their line-ups from the previous Test, which West Indies won by nine wickets last Monday at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua, taking a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series.

West Indies have brought Tino Best in to replace injured fellow fast bowler Ravi Rampaul, while New Zealand have included B.J. Watling, Tim Southee and Trent Boult for the injured pair of left-handed opener Daniel Flynn and left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori, as well as out-of-favour Chris Martin.


WEST INDIES: Darren Sammy (captain), Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Assad Fudadin, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), Sunil Narine, Kemar Roach, Tino Best

NEW ZEALAND: Ross Taylor (captain), Martin Guptill, B.J. Watling, Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson, Dean Brownlie, Kruger van Wyk (wicketkeeper), Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult

UMPIRES: Marais Erasmus (South Africa), Paul Reiffel (Australia)

TV UMPIRE: Richard Kettleborough (England)

MATCH REFEREE: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

RESERVE UMPIRE: Gregory Brathwaite (West Indies/Barbados)

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 06:37