West Indies have included an uncapped spinner in their 13-player squad for the second and final Test against India in Trinidad.
The Caribbean side fell to a disappointing innings and 141-run loss to the Asian nation in their first appearance of the new ICC World Test Championship cycle and will be keen to return to winning ways and tie the series when the second Test commences at Queen`s Park Oval on Thursday.
While the West Indies have kept faith with the majority of the squad that lost to India in Dominica, they have included exciting off-spinner Kevin Sinclair in their 13-player squad in place of fellow all-rounder Raymon Reifer.
Reifer managed scores of just two and 11 while going wicketless during the opening Test against India, but will travel with the team to Trinidad and may still be used in case of an injury.
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Sinclair offers West Indies captain Craig Brathwaite a new bowling option. The 23-year-old has played in seven ODIs and six T20Is for the team, and his most recent appearance came during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Zimbabwe.
His Guyanese-born Sinclair is known for his exit somersaults and will likely team up with fellow spinner Rakeem Cornwall if selected for his Test debut in Trinidad.
West Indies squad for second Test against India: Craig Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood (vc), Aric Attanadze, Tagerin Chanderpour, Rakeem Cornwall, Joshua Da D. Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Arzari Joseph, Kirk McKenzie, Kemer Roach, Kevin Sinclair, Jomel Worikan
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