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Struggling West Indies change Reifer with Sinclair for second Test towards India

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The West Indies have included spin bowling all-rounder Kevin Sinclair instead of batting all-rounder Ramon Reifer within the squad for the second Test towards India starting on Thursday. Sinclair, who has featured in seven ODIs and 6 T20Is, is but to play a Test match. The 23-year-old changing Reifer is the one change within the squad for the hosts after an innings defeat towards India in Dominica.

However, Reifer will stay with the group as an harm cowl. Sinclair had completed because the main wicket taker for West Indies A in a three-match collection towards Bangladesh A earlier this 12 months. He was additionally a part of West Indies squad within the ICC World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe, the place the Caribbean unit didn’t qualify for the 50-over showpiece in India.

Another off-spinner Rahkeen Cornwall, who struggled with chest an infection throughout the collection opener, has been retained.

It stays to be seen what sort of pitch is ready for the ultimate Test of the collection after a turning monitor was laid out for the opener. Ravichandran Ashwin wreaked havoc on that floor ending with a match haul of 12 wickets whereas Ravindra Jadeja took 5 within the recreation that received over in three days.

The West Indies batters shall be below immense stress going into the sport as they seemed clueless towards prime quality Indian spinners. The recreation will even mark the one centesimal Test between India and West Indies.

West Indies squad for the second Test: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Jermaine Blackwood (vice-captain), Alick Athanaze, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kirk McKenzie, Kevin Sinclair, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican