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Roach, Dowrich out of second Test against New Zealand

West Indies wicket-keeper batsman Shane Dowrich and pacer Kemar Roach have been ruled out of the second Test match against New Zealand which is scheduled to start from December 11 (Friday). The team have also confirmed that they will fly back home soon.

Dowrich suffered a hand injury on the first day of the first Test. That’s why he could not bat in either of the two innings of the match. And as per the news, he is not playing the rest of the match in the series, so this right-handed batsman will return to the country. Joshua Da Silva has been named in the West Indies squad to replace Dowrich. The 22-year-old is still waiting for his debut.

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Roach, the team’s most experienced and reliable source of bowling attack, will be also out of the XI in the second Test. Roach’s father died a few days ago. So this right-handed bowler is going back to his family in the country leaving the series unfinished. Another cricketer awaiting his debut, Chemar Holder, could also come in as a replacement for Roach. He is considered one of the future stars of the Caribbean pace attack.

There are also injuries in the team. Shimron Hetmyer’s participation is also now uncertain. Moreover, Kemo Paul, who missed the first Test, has not yet fully recovered, so his return to the team is uncertain. In other words, West Indies may not get 4 regular members of the team in the XI in the second Test.

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