West Indies pacer Kemar Roach and wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich will miss out on the second Test against New Zealand. Both the players will be flying back to the Caribbean islands, the ICC confirmed on Tuesday.
During the first Test Kemar Roach had become the first West Indies bowler to take 200 wickets in Test cricket after Curtly Ambrose will return home due to the death of his father.
While Shane Dowrich has been declared unfit for the second Test, hence he will not participate in the second Test starting Thursday. Dowrich also cited personal issues as the reason of his return causing worry for the selectors.
The selectors have named young wicket-keeper batsman Joshua Da Silva as his replacement ahead of the second Test. The 22-year-old from Trinidad & Tobago was named in the 14-man squad was also supposed to make his international debut.
Batsman Shimron Hetmyer may also miss out the second Test as he is suffering from concussion. He had sustained a concussion during the T20I series and is still under medical observation abiding by concussion protocols.
While pacer Keemo Paul might also not feature due to the groin injury makes him most likely unavailable. Chemar Holder will most likely replace him in the playing 11, last played for West Indies back in February 2019.
The second match of the Test series will be played at the Basin Reserve in Wellington beginning November 10 (Thursday)
West Indies 14-man squad: Jason Holder (captain), Roston Chase (vice-captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua DaSilva, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Chemar Holder, Alzarri Joseph and Keemo Paul.