1 Aug 2012

Rampaul out of second cricket test

7:02 am on 1 August 2012

The West Indies fast bowler Ravi Rampaul has been ruled out of the second Test against New Zealand in Jamaica starting on Friday due to a groin injury.

He's been replaced in the 13-man West Indies squad by Fidel Edwards, who has been in and out of the Test side this year.

Edwards has a good record at Sabina Park, he's taken 25 Test wickets there at an average of 22.28.

However, Edwards might yet be left out of the starting line-up if West Indies included Tino Best, who was part of the squad for the first Test.

Rampaul picked up two wickets in each innings of the victory in Antigua, which gave West Indies a 1-nil lead in the two-game series.

The West Indies will be searching for their first series win against New Zealand since 1996 when they take the field in Kingston.