West Indies wins toss, opts to bat against India

West Indies wins toss, opts to bat against India

West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and decided to bat Tuesday in the third and final cricket Test against India.



By (AP)

Published: Tue 22 Nov 2011, 11:32 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:33 AM

In late setbacks for the visitors, West Indies is without veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul because of a calf injury and pace bowler Kemar Roach, who has a stomach illness.

Batsman Kieren Powell and seam bowler Ravi Rampaul have been recalled to the starting lineup.

India has also made two changes to the team which clinched the series in the second test. Virat Kohli has replaced Yuvraj Singh, who has been dropped from the squad, and rookie pace bowler Varun Aaron replaces Umesh Yadav in the starting lineup.

India is aiming for a series sweep after winning the first test in New Delhi by five wickets and the second in Kolkata by an innings and 15 runs.

Lineups:

India: Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron.

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Adrian Barath, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Kieren Powell, Marlon Samuels, Carlton Baugh, Darren Sammy (captain), Ravi Rampaul, Fidel Edwards, Devendra Bishoo.


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