Kingston - West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss Thursday and chose to bowl in the first of five one-day internationals against New Zealand.
West Indies omitted Tino Best and Johnson Charles from its team for the match at Sabina Park, with allrounder Andre Russell returning to the side.
New Zealand, led by Kane Williamson in the absence of injured Ross Taylor, left out Nathan McCullum, Doug Bracewell and Tom Latham from its squad.
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Lendl
Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard,
Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), Darren Sammy (captain), Andre Russell,
Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul.
New Zealand: Rob Nicol, Martin
Guptill, Daniel Flynn, Kane Williamson (captain), Dean Brownlie, BJ
Watling (wicketkeeper), Andrew Ellis, Jacob Oram, Tim Southee, Kyle
Mills, Tarun Nethula.