AUCKLAND: West Indies will be without premier fast bowler Kemar Roach and wicketkeeper-batsman Shane Dowrich when they take on New Zealand in the second and final Test beginning Friday at the Basin Reserve.
Both are set to return to the Caribbean: Roach due to the death of his father, and Dowrich for personal reasons, reports ESPNcricinfo.
Roach had returned with figures of 3/114 in the first Test, which the Black Caps won by an innings and 134 runs at the Seddon Park. Wicketkeeper Dowrich suffered a hand injury on the first day of match and did not bat in either innings.
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Joshua Da Silva, 22, has been added to the 14-man squad and is in line to make his international debut as Dowrich’s replacement behind the stumps.
Shimron Hetmyer is still under “concussion protocols” after a blow to his head in the second T20I, while Keemo Paul is “being treated for a groin injury”, reported Cricbuzz while quoting a Cricket West Indies media release.