Windies suffer Rampaul blow
West Indies paceman Ravi Rampaul has been ruled out of the second Test against New Zealand with Fidel Edwards drafted into the squad.
The 27-year-old was part of the Windies side that thrashed the Kiwis by nine wickets in the opening contest in Antigua, with the teams set to resume battle on Thursday in the second and final match of the series.
Rampaul took four wickets in the opener but they came at a cost as the talented seamer pulled a groin muscle and will play no part at Sabina Park in Jamaica.
Edwards has fallen down the pecking order in recent times and Tino Best is likely to come into the side to face the Black Caps, with Edwards on 12th-man duty, although the diminutive fast bowler does have an excellent record in Jamaica, with 25 wickets at an average of 22.28.
The men from the Caribbean have been boosted by the return of Chris Gayle, who scored more than 200 runs and was dismissed just once in Antigua, and they will be looking to claim the series having lost 2-0 to England earlier this year while Gayle was still in international exile.
West Indies squad: Darren Sammy (c), Chris Gayle, Kieron Powell, Adrian Barath, Assad Fudadin, Shiv Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Narsingh Deonarine, Denesh Ramdin, Tino Best, Fidel Edwards, Kemar Roach, Sunil Narine.