Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall, who was troubled by a chest infection during the first Test, has been retained in the West Indies squad for the second Test.
West Indies have included spin bowling all-rounder Kevin Sinclair in place of batting all-rounder Raymon Reifer in the squad for the second cricket Test against India starting on Thursday. Sinclair, who has played seven ODIs and six T20 Internationals for the West Indies, is awaiting his Test debut.
Sinclair shown the way out
Sinclair replaces Reifer as the only change in the West Indies squad after their defeat by an innings in the first Test against India in Dominica. Reifer, however, will remain with the team as cover for the injured player. Sinclair was the most successful West Indies A bowler in the three-match series against Bangladesh earlier this year. He was also part of the West Indies squad for the ICC World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe.
Rahkeem retained in Cornwall team
The West Indies team has failed to qualify for the ODI World Cup to be held in India. Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall, who was troubled by a chest infection during the first Test, has been retained in the squad. It remains to be seen how West Indies prepare for the second and final Test after a spin-friendly pitch in the first Test. Ravichandran Ashwin produced a spell of spin in the first Test, taking 12 wickets in the match, while Ravindra Jadeja took five wickets as the match ended inside three days. This match will also be the 100th Test between India and West Indies.
West Indies squad for the second Test: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Alyque Athanaj, Tejnarine Chanderpaul, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kirk McKenzie, Kevin Sinclair, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican.