- JOHN’S, Antigua – The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced on Saturday a 13-member Windies Women’s squad, for the three ICC Women’s Championship One-day Internationals against Sri Lanka Women on October 11, 13 and 15 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad.
SQUAD: Stafanie Taylor (Captain), Anisa Mohammed (Vice Captain), Merissa Aguilleira, Reniece Boyce, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Kyshona Knight, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Akeira Peters and Shakera Selman
Courtney Browne, chairman of the CWI selection panel said ” the final squad, as we mentioned previously, would have been based on a strong work ethic during the training camp that was held over the last couple of weeks.
“Focus was also placed on selecting a balanced squad, noting that some of our key players are all-rounders. We have maintained a core group of players that have performed before for the team, along with a few young players and we must now allow the coaching staff to drive performance.”
“We expect to see more of an overall team approach to the different facets of the game and to see more players taking responsibility for team performance, thus realising more of a team effort in winning matches,” Browne added.
The three ODIs will form part of the new round of matches in the ICC Women’s Championship which will be contested between the leading eight women’s teams in the World – the Windies and the Sri Lankans, along with Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and recently-crowned World champions England from now until March 2020.
Following the conclusion of the ICC Women’s Championship, the top three ranked teams plus the hosts (New Zealand) automatically qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021. The remaining four teams will have a second chance to qualify through the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021 qualifier.