Going for glory
KINGSTON – A new-look West Indies will seek to atone from a recent nightmare run, when they face New Zealand in the first Test at Sabina Park from today.
Heavy losses on tours of India and New Zealand in November and December last year left the Caribbean side in disarray, and they now need a strong showing in order to recoup badly damaged pride.
The game will mark Chris Gayle’s 100th Test, providing the ideal platform and the ultimate motivation for the Caribbean side to produce something special, and set the tone for the three-Test series.
For the first time in nearly four years, West Indies are under new leadership with wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin having been appointed in place of all-rounder Darren Sammy, who led the side since late 2010.