WI bat first; Shiv, Roach ruled out

Mumbai, India -- West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and chose to bat first in the third and final Test match against India at Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.

The visitors, trailing 2-0 in the three-match series, were forced to make two changes to their team from the second Test due to fitness issues.

Veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul failed to recover from his calf injury while speedster Kemar Roach was suffering from a stomach bug.

Left-handed batsman Kieran Powell and pacer Ravi Rampaul, who missed the second Test at Eden Gardens in Kolkata with an upset stomach, replaced Chanderpaul and Roach respectively.

India brought in right-handed batsman Virat Kohli for Yuvraj Singh, who was dropped after the second Test, while right-arm pacer Varun Aaron made his debut in place of Umesh Yadav, who was rested.

West Indies:
Adrian Barath, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Kieran Powell, Marlon Samuels, Carlton Baugh (wicket-keeper), Darren Sammy (captain), Ravi Rampaul, Fidel Edwards, Devendra Bishoo.
India: Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwg, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Varun Aaron.

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Mon, 11/21/2011 - 20:30
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