Brathwaite makes debut as Pakistanis bat first in 2nd Digicel Test

Basseterre, St Kitts, CMC – Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat on the opening day of the second Digicel Test against West Indies at Warner Park on Friday.


For West Indies 18-year-old opener Kraigg Brathwaite replaced Deveon Smith while Marlon Samuels came in for veteran Shiv Chanderpaul who is carrying a sore shoulder.


Brathwaite, a secondary school student from Barbaqdos, became the fifth youngest West Indian to play a Test match while Samuels, the right-handed Jamaican, is playing his first Test match since March 2008.


The tourists have made one change with Tanvir Ahmed replacing seamer Umar Gul who went wicketless in the first Digicel Test.

The Windies lead the two-match rubber 1-0 after beating Pakistan by 40 runs inside four days last Sunday at the Guyana National Stadium.



Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Taufeeq Umar, Mohammed Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Salman, Abdur Rehman, Wahab Riaz, Tanvir Ahmed, Saeed Ajmal

West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Brendan Nash, Lendl Simmons, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo Ramnaresh Sarwan, Marlon Samuels, Carlton Baugh, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Devendra Bishoo

Umpires: Billy Bowden, Asoka de Silva

Television umpire: Tony Hill

Fourth official: Peter Nero

 ICC Match referee: Alan Hurst