North Sound, Antigua - New Zealand won the toss and will bat first against the West Indies in the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Wednesday.
The Kiwis, looking to bounce back from series losses in the preceding Twenty20 and one-day internationals, left out fast bowler Tim Southee and leg-spinner Tarun Nethula, while BJ Watling and Trent Boult also miss out through injury.
Left-arm seamer Neil Wagner, born in South Africa, was included for his debut.
West Indies welcomed back fast bowler Kemar Roach and veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul to a side confident after its limited-overs victories.
The hosts omitted opening batsman Adrian Barath and fast bowler Tino Best from their squad of 13.
West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Assad Fudadin, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Denesh Ramdin, Sunil Narine, Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul.
New Zealand: Ross Taylor (captain), Martin Guptill, Daniel Flynn, Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson, Dean Brownlie, Kruger van Wyk, Daniel Vettori, Doug Bracewell, Neil Wagner, Chris Martin.