West Indies vs Zimbabwe 1st Test Match Live Score, WI vs ZIM 2013
Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor won the toss and chose to bat first against West Indies in the opening cricket test at Kensington Oval on Tuesday.
The visitors gave fast bowler Tendai Chatara a debut after more experienced pacer Chris Mpfou was ruled out with a hip injury.
Left-arm spinner Ray Price and legspinner Graeme Cremer, who were not in the squad for the preceding one-day series, were included to boost the bowling attack.
West Indies omitted Narsingh Deonarine and left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul from its squad of 13.
Dynamic opener Chris Gayle returned to the international fold after being rested from the limited-overs legs, while Marlon Samuels also comes back after missing the shorter versions.
The hosts included three fast bowlers in Tino Best, Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel while offspinner Shane Shillingford returns for the first time since last May at Nottingham.
WEST INDIES: CH Gayle, KOA Powell, DM Bravo, MN Samuels, S Chanderpaul, D Ramdin (wk), DJG Sammy (capt), ST Gabriel, KAJ Roach, TL Best, S Shillingford
ZIMBABWE: TMK Mawoyo, V Sibanda, H Masakadza, BRM Taylor (capt), SM Ervine, MN Waller, RW Chakabva (wk), RW Price, KM Jarvis, AG Cremer, TL Chatara