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West Indies looking to rebound in second Test

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2009 | 9:22 AM

The second cricket Test between West Indies and hosts Australia bowls off this evening at 6:30 Jamaica time, with the Caribbean side aiming to rebound after an embarrassing defeat in the first Test last week.

The match will take place at Adelaide Oval.

West Indies trail 1-0 in the three-Test series after Australia crushed them by an innings and 65 runs inside three days at Brisbane.

Following that crushing defeat there has been calls to bar West Indies from Test cricket.

However, West Indies Captain Chris Gayle said his side is focused on playing far more competitively in Adelaide, than they did in Brisbane.

West Indies could be strengthened by the inclusion of Ramnaresh Sarwan, who missed the first Test due to back trouble.

The axe is likely to fall on Brendan Nash, meaning that Travis Dowlin should hold onto his place, and drop down the order to either 5 or 6.

Selectors will also have to decide to boost the attack with either Darren Sammy or Gavin Tonge. This follows the return home of Jerome Taylor, after he sustained a left hip and lower back injury.