Windies fielding in 2nd Test

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Australia won the toss and chose to bat against West Indies on the opening day of the second Digicel Test on Sunday at the Queen’s Park Oval.

Both sides have made two changes.

For the Windies, Kieran Powell and Shane Shillingford replace new vice-captain Kirk Edwards, who has been sidelined with an injury to the back of his knee, and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.

For Australia, James Pattinson and Michael Beer have been brought in for Peter Siddle and Ryan Harris.

The hosts trail 0-1 in the three-match series, following a three-wicket defeat in the first Digicel Test, which ended last Wednesday at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

West Indies are seeking their first Test win over the Aussies in nine years, and first series victory in close to two decades.


WEST INDIES: Darren Sammy (captain), Adrian Barath, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Carlton Baugh Jr (wicketkeeper), Shane Shillingford, Kemar Roach, Fidel Edwards

AUSTRALIA: Michael Clarke (captain), David Warner, Ed Cowan, Shane Watson, Ricky Ponting, Mike Hussey, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), James Pattinson, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nathan Lyon, Michael Beer

UMPIRES: Marais Erasmus (South Africa), Ian Gould (England)

TV UMPIRE: Tony Hill (New Zealand)

MATCH REFEREE: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)

RESERVE UMPIRE: Joel Wilson (Trinidad & Tobago/West Indies)

Sun, 04/15/2012 - 05:50