West Indies reached 83 for 2 after at lunch on the opening day of the first Test against England at Lord's here on Thursday after James Anderson claimed two early wickets.
England captain Andrew Strauss earlier won the toss and elected to bowl in overcast conditions.
The hosts gave a debut to Yorkshire middle-order batsman Jonathan Bairstow, already capped at one-day international level, making him the 13th son to follow his father into the England Test team.
Bairstow's late father David, also a wicket-keeper/batsman, won four caps from 1979 to 1981. But the younger Bairstow was playing at Lord's as a number six batsman only, with Sussex gloveman Matt Prior continuing behind the stumps.
England left out seamers Steven Finn and Graham Onions from their 13-man squad, with pace bowling all-rounder Tim Bresnan -- victorious in all his 11 previous Tests -- joining quicks James Anderson and Stuart Broad in a four-man attack also featuring off-spinner Graeme Swann.
West Indies came into the match having won just two out of their last 30 Tests.
TV umpire: Asad Rauf (PAK)
Match referee: Roshan Mahanama (SRI)
Source: AFP Global Edition