Blackcaps v West Indies: Double-blow for tourists with Kemar Roach and Shane Dowrich ruled out of second test

The West Indies have received a double-dose of bad news ahead of Friday's second test against the Blackcaps.

Experienced paceman Kemar Roach is set to head back to the Caribbean due to the death of his father in the days leading up to the Hamilton clash. 

Roach was the tourists best bowler in the first test, claiming 3/114, constantly troubling the New Zealand top order without much luck. 

Wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich will also head home after suffering a hand injury during New Zealand's first innings, ruling him out of the remainder of the match. 

Uncapped keeper Joshua Da Silva has been drafted into the squad, and is in line to make his debut in Wellington.

The 22-year-old has made one first-class hundred in 17 matches. 

The West Indies are also sweating on the fitness of middle-order player Shimron Hetmyer, who missed the first test after sustaining a concussion during the T20 series, while allrounder Keemo Paul is recovering from a  minor groin strain.

West Indies second test squad to be selected from: Jason Holder (c), Roston Chase (vc), Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Chemar Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul