Shiv plays 133rd match as Windies bat first
Roseau, Dominica, CMC – India won the toss and chose to field on the opening day of the third and final Digicel Test match against West Indies on Wednesday at Windsor Park.
The match marked a special milestone for West Indies veteran Shiv Chanderpaul, who made his 133rd Test appearance, the most by a West Indian player.
West Indies made two changes, giving Test debuts to Kieran Powell and Kirk Edwards, after dropped Lendl Simmons and Ramnaresh Sarwan. India have brought Munaf Patel in to replace fellow fast-medium bowler Abhimanyu Mithun.
West Indies trail 0-1 in the three-match series, after they lost the first Test by 63 runs in four days at Sabina Park in Jamaica, and earning a draw in the second Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados.
Windsor Park is staging a Test for the first time. It is the 12th venue in the Caribbean to host a Test match, and 106th globally.
West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Adrian Barath, Kieran Powell, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Carlton Baugh (wicketkeeper), Darren Sammy, Ravi Rampaul, Fidel Edwards, Devendra Bishoo
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/wicketkeeper), Murali Vijay, Abhinav Mukund, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel
Umpires: Asad Rauf, Richard Kettleborough
Television umpire: Joel Wilson
ICC Match referee: Chris Broad
Fourth official: Norman Malcolm