Cricket: Zimbabwe win toss, bat against Windies

Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor won the toss for the third consecutive time and again chose to bat first against the West Indies in the third one-day international in Grenada on Tuesday.

Seeking a 3-0 sweep of the series, West Indies made one change for the match at the National Cricket Stadium, with left-arm orthodox spinner Veerasammy Permaul replacing all-rounder Andre Russell.

Zimbabwe were forced to go into the match without their topscorer from the 2nd ODI, Craig Ervine, who has the flu, while spinner Prosper Utseya and medium-pacer Tendai Chatara were also omitted.

Their places have been taken by batsman Tino Mawoyo, slow bowler Tinotenda Mutombodzi and seamer Chris Mpofu.

West Indies: Dwayne Bravo (capt), Kieran Powell, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Narsingh Deonarine, Denesh Ramdin, Veerasammy Permaul, Sunil Narine, Kemar Roach, Tino Best.

Zimbabwe: Brendan Taylor (capt), Vusi Sibanda, Justice Chibhabha, Tino Mawoyo, Hamilton Masakadza, Malcolm Waller, Regis Chakabva, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Kyle Jarvis, Natsai M'Shangwe, Chris Mpofu.

Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) and Gregory Brathwaite (WI)

TV umpire: Johan Cloete (RSA)

Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)

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