For the second and final test match against India, which will begin on Thursday in Port of Spain, the West Indies have decided to replace Raymon Reifer with the uncapped all-rounder Kevin Sinclair. This move is intended to strengthen their spin bowling attack.
The hosts chose to play the first test match at Roseau on a turning track, but this decision backfired as India’s spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took 17 of the 20 wickets between them to set up victory in just three days.
Jomel Warrican, a left-arm spinner for the West Indies, bowled 45 overs by himself, and Rahkeem Cornwall, an off-spinner, bowled 16 overs; both of them took one wicket each.
In the one and only innings that India batted at Windsor Park, the West Indies used nine different bowlers. Among those bowlers were part-time spinners Kraigg Brathwaite, Alick Athanaze, and Jermaine Blackwood.
Sinclair, an off-spin bowling all-rounder, has already participated in 13 limited-overs internationals and may make his debut in the longer format during what would be the 100th test match between India and the West Indies.
As injury cover, all-rounder and fast bowler Reifer will go to Trinidad to compete in the match.