WI-W vs NZ-W: West Indies name new-look squad for upcoming ODI series
WI-W vs NZ-W: Cricket West Indies (CWI) today announced a seventeen-member provisional squad to take on New Zealand Women in three One Day Internationals (ODIs) from September 16-22 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
Newly appointed captain Hayley Matthews leads the squad which sees the return of the experienced Natasha McLean. The squad was selected with the consideration of performances in the recently concluded Skyexch 6ixty and the Massy Women’s Caribbean Premier League (WCPL) tournaments.
A match-day squad of 13 players will be selected ahead of each ODI. The ODI Series scheduled for September 16, 18 and 22 with matches starting at 9.30am local time, 8.30am Jamaica time. The T20 Internationals (T20Is) are scheduled for September 25 to October 6. All of the T20Is will start at 1.30pm local time, 12:30pm Jamaica time, other than the 4th T20I on Tuesday, October 4 which will start at 10.00am local time, 9.00am Jamaica time.
For the ODI Series, West Indies will be looking to build on the progress after reaching the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand earlier this year. The team will then look to the five T20I matches as part of their preparations for the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa in January.
Mandy Mangru and Kaysia Schultz have also joined the players in Antigua for a ten-day training camp led by Head Coach Courtney Walsh.
CWI’s Lead Selector for women’s cricket, Ann Browne-John, said:
“The New Zealand series is very important on the women’s cricket landscape not only because it starts a new cycle. But also because it is part of the preparation leading towards the T20 World Cup in South Africa.”
“With a few senior players unavailable at this time, for different reasons. Like the experienced Anisa Mohammed, Kycia Knight and recently retired Deandra Dottin. The selectors were still able to get a blend of senior and developing players. Including Under-19 player Jannillea Glasgow and returning players Natasha McLean and Sheneta Grimmond. Ultimately, we believe that captain Hayley Matthews, in her first series, will have a promising squad of players to start building with.”
West Indies ODI squad
Hayley Matthews (c), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Jannillea Glasgow, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle Henry, Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams.
FULL MATCH SCHEDULE
All matches at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
- Friday 16 September: 1st ODI
- Sunday 18 September: 2nd ODI
- Thursday 22 September: 3rd ODI
- Sunday 25 September: 1st T20I
- Wednesday 28 September: 2nd T20I time
- Saturday 1 October: 3rd T20I
- Tuesday 4 October: 4th T20I
- Thursday 6 October: 5th T20I