St. John’s, Antigua, October 26 – (www.barbadoscricket.org) – Barbados’ dominance of regional Women’s cricket is underlined by the inclusion of seven players in the West Indies 15-member squad for the three-match One Day International (ODI) series against Pakistan Women and the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe next month.

The seven are experienced all-rounders Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews, the Knight twins of batters Kyshona and Kycia, who is also a wicket-keeper, veteran fast bowler Shakera Selman, pacer Shamilia Connell and medium-pacer Aaliyah Alleyne.

Returning are captain and Stafanie Taylor, the Jamaican who missed the recent series against South Africa in Antigua, as well as Guyanese all-rounder Shemaine Campbelle, who was ruled out of the home series against Pakistan Women and South Africa Women due to injury.

Campbelle impressed the selectors and coaches in the lone practice match by striking a century in 107 deliveries with 12 fours and one six.

“The upcoming Pakistan series and World Cup qualifiers are crucial as the team works towards participation in the Cricket World Cup in 2022. It is important to note that Shemaine Campbelle is once again fit and available after being away through injury. She is one of the senior players and has shown herself to be one of the premier wicket-keepers in the world. She scored runs in the practice match since her return,” said Lead selector Ann Browne-John.

“The captain Stafanie Taylor who missed the South Africa Series is also back which also serves to strengthen both the batting and bowling. The squad has a mix of senior and developing players and particular mention must be made of two young players, Qiana Joseph and Rashada Williams, who had very encouraging series against South Africa and hopefully they will go from strength to strength.”

 

The West Indies Women are due to arrive in Pakistan on November 1 for three ODIs from November 8 to 14 at the National Stadium in Karachi.

Taylor’s team will travel directly to Zimbabwe after the ODI Series for the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier from November 21 to December 5. They will be one of ten teams, along with Pakistan, aiming to secure one of three qualifying places for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand in February 2022.

The West Indies Women last toured Pakistan in January 2019 for three T20 Internationals in Karachi.

Squad: Stafanie Taylor (captain), Anisa Mohammed (vice-captain), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle Henry, Qiana Joseph, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams.

Travelling Reserves: Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Karishma Ramharack.

FULL MATCH SCHEDULE

1st ODI – November 8 at National Stadium, Karachi

2nd ODI – November 11 at National Stadium, Karachi

3rd ODI – November 14 at National Stadium, Karachi

ICC WOMEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP QUALIFERS- ZIMBABWE

November 21 – December 5