Bridgetown - New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has won the toss and decided to bat
first against the West Indies in the third and final Test at Kensington
Oval in Barbados on Thursday.
Despite a ten-wicket win in the
second Test in Trinidad which levelled the series at 1-1, the hosts have
made two changes to their final eleven.
Blackwood, who scored 63 in his debut Test innings at the Queen's Park
Oval, and fast bowler Shannon Gabriel are out from the last match with
spinner Shane Shillingford and fast-medium bowler Jason Holder, making
his Test debut, taking their places.
New Zealand have made one
change, bolstering their seam attack by bringing in Neil Wagner at the
expense of leg-spinner Ish Sodhi.
Indies: Chris Gayle, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo,
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Denesh Ramdin (captain), Kemar Roach, Jerome
Taylor, Jason Holder, Sulieman Benn, Shane Shillingford.
Zealand: Tom Latham, Hamish Rutherford, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor,
Brendon McCullum (captain), Jimmy Neesham, B.J. Watling, Tim Southee,
Mark Craig, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner.