West Indies unchanged for New Zealand Tests

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The West Indies have named an unchanged squad for next month's three-match Test series against New Zealand.

The West Indies have named an unchanged squad for next month's three-match Test series against New Zealand.

All-rounder Darren Sammy, who was desperately out of form during the recent two-nil defeat to India, has been retained as captain.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Chadwick Walton, who did not play in either of November's fixtures in Kolkata or Mumbai, has also kept a berth in the 15-man touring party.

Spin bowlers Marlon Samuels and Shane Shillingford, meanwhile, have been reported for illegal bowling actions.

The report – submitted by on-field umpires Richard Kettleborough and Nigel Llong, television official Vineet Kulkarni and match referee Andy Pycroft during last week's final Test in Mumbai – have cited concerns over Samuels' "quicker deliveries" and Shillingford's "doosras".

The actions of the pair will be analysed independently and, if deemed to be illegal, th slow bowlers will be suspended from bowling in international cricket.

Samuels was also reported in February 2008 and resumed bowling in September 2011, while Shillingford was reported in November 2010 and started bowling again in June 2011.

The first Test will get underway at the University Oval in Dunedin on 3 December. The Basin Reserve in Wellington and Seddon Park in Hamilton will host games two and three respectively. Five ODIs and two T20Is will follow.

<b>Squad:</b> Darren Sammy (captain), Denesh Ramdin (vice-captain), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sheldon Cottrell, Narsingh Deonarine, Kirk Edwards, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Veersammy Permaul, Kieron Powell, Marlon Samuels, Shane Shillingford, Chadwick Walton.

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