T&T’s Joshua Da Silva called up to replace Dowrich in 2nd NZ Test

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    T&T's Joshua Da Silva (Photo credit: Getty Images)

    T&T wicketkeeper/batsman Joshua Da Silva is in line for a West Indies debut in the second Test against New Zealand.

    The 22-year-old has been called up as a replacement for Shane Dowrich who is returning to the Caribbean for personal reasons.

    Da Silva has played 17 first-class matches and has a batting average of 32.29 from 30 innings and has five 50s and one century.

    He did appear on field for West Indies once but as a substitute wicketkeeper in July 2020.

    Meanwhile, Kemar Roach is also heading back home due to the death of his father.

    Additionally, left-hander Shimron Hetmyer is still under concussion protocols following a blow to his head in the second T20I and all-rounder Keemo Paul is still being treated for a groin injury.

    Cricket West Indies says they are both being closely monitored and decisions on availability will be made at a later date.

    Middle-order batsman Nkrumah Bonner and left-arm fast bowler Preston McSween will remain with the squad as cover.

    The second Test will be played at the historic Basin Reserve in Wellington, starting at 6pm on Thursday, T&T time.

    West Indies trail 0-1 in the two-match series after losing the first match by an innings and 134 runs.

    WI SQUAD FOR 2ND TEST

    Jason Holder (captain), Roston Chase (vice-captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua DaSilva, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Chemar Holder, Alzarri Joseph and Keemo Paul

    Standby: Nkrumah Bonner, Preston McSween

    SCHEDULE (T&T time):
    19 Nov, 6PM – Tour Match – New Zealand A v West Indians at Queenstown (drawn)
    25 Nov, 6PM – Tour Match – New Zealand A v West Indians at Queenstown (drawn)


    27 Nov, 2AM – 1st T20I – New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland (NZ won by 5 wickets [D/L])
    28 Nov, 9PM – 2nd T20I – New Zealand v West Indies at Mount Maunganui (NZ won by 72 runs)
    30 Nov, 2AM – 3rd T20I – New Zealand v West Indies at Mount Maunganui (no result)


    2 Dec, 6PM – 1st Test – New Zealand v West Indies at Hamilton (NZ won by an innings and 134 runs)
    10 Dec, 6PM – 2nd Test – New Zealand v West Indies at Wellington