LONDON, May 10, 2012 (Crickettomorrow.com) - West Indies captain Darren Sammy was suprisingly left out of the side for Thursday's match against the England Lions, the tourists' final match before next week's first Test at Lord's.
Sammy, who has not batted or bowled on tour yet thanks to the rain which reduced the Windies' opening three-day tour match to just 34 overs at Hove, has no injury.
But a team spokesman said the all-rounder would not be playing in this four-day fixture at Northampton, with the West Indies led instead by vice-captain Kirk Edwards.
The West Indies are now at full-strength following the arrival of all-rounder Narsingh Deonarine, one of three squad members who encountered travel problems that delayed their journey to England.
Fast bowler Fidel Edwards was fit after his back "niggle".
Heavy overnight rain delayed the start at Wantage Road but the match was rescheduled to get underway at 12pm local time (1100GMT).