New Delhi: Exciting opener Adrian Barath and wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh were on Friday ruled out of the World Cup with injuries, dealing a fresh blow to the West Indies ahead of the mega event.
"Medical specialists have determined that in both cases the players will not be able to resume training for two to three weeks," the West Indies Cricket Board said in a press release.
Kirk Edwards, the uncapped batsman from Barbados, and Antigua wicket-keeper Devon Thomas were named as replacements, subject to approval by the International Cricket Council.
Baugh retired out on 29 during a warm-up match with Sri Lanka earlier this week, leaving Darren Bravo to keep wicket. Barath, 20, did not take any part in that game.
Barath, considered to be one of the most promising young batting talents in the Caribbean, had hit a a fine 113 in a recent one-day international against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
West Indies, placed in Group B, begin their World Cup against South Africa in New Delhi on February 24.