4 Jun 2014

West Indies Test squad named, Taylor and Roach back

6:47 am on 4 June 2014

Fast bowlers Jerome Taylor and Kemar Roach have overcome injuries and been named in the West Indies cricket squad for the first Test against New Zealand in Kingston next week.

The squad also includes offspinner Shane Shillingford, who was cleared for a return to international cricket earlier this year, following remedial work on his bowling action.

The selectors also named left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn in the 13-member squad, while Dwayne Bravo was ruled out due to an injury suffered during the IPL.

Spinner Sunil Narine was disqualified from selection for the Tests against New Zealand after missing the deadline to report to the West Indies camp in order to play the IPL final.

The Jamaica Test is also likely to be Chris Gayle's 100th match in the format, if he recovers from a back injury in time.