Port Elizabeth: The West Indies called up uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Patrick Browne to join the squad on the tour of South Africa.
The 25-year-old is scheduled to arrive in Cape Town ahead of the second Test, which starts on January 2 at Newlands.
"The call-up came as a total surprise but I'm delighted. I have been waiting for this opportunity for a long time and I'm looking forward to it," Browne said.
Browne has been called up after the team management decided that a second wicket-keeper was needed to share the workload with Denesh Ramdin.
He has played 44 first-class matches since his debut in 2001 and is a former West Indies Under-19 and West Indies 'A' Team player.
West Indies are in a pretty strong position in the first Test as they hold an overall lead of 359 going into the fourth day but with just two wickets remaining in their second innings.