Cricket West Indies have announced that they will be hosting England’s women’s team for a 3-match One-Day International (ODI) series and much more importantly a 5-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series early in December. For the two sides, the series will serve as a healthy lead-up heading to the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup which by then will be just around the corner.
ICC CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS :
The three ODI’s will be a part of the ongoing ICC Women’s Championship, 2022-25 cycle that sees England seeded 7th as they are yet to get off the mark following their clean sweep home series defeat to India. Whereas, West Indies having won a game in their recent series against New Zealand are seeded 5th having got their first set of two points on the board.
RECENT SERIES :
Hosts, West Indies had New Zealand on tour in September and the 3-match low-scoring ODI series produce three intriguing games which saw West Indies after failing to get over the line on the first two occasions, managed to bag a win in the third game and saved a possible white-wash.
Visitors, England had last played India in a 3-match ODI series at home that they went on to lose poorly. England didn’t have their best 3 players participate and with youngsters not creating a similar impact, the side suffered a clean sweep series defeat.
England Women’s tour of West Indies
• 3 ODIs
1st ODI – Dec 4th
2nd ODI – Dec 6th
3rd ODI – Dec 9th
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England Women’s tour of West Indies 2022
|04-Dec-2022||1st ODI||6:00 PM||
Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua
|06-Dec-2022||2nd ODI||6:00 PM|
|09-Dec-2022||3rd ODI||6:00 PM|
|11-Dec-2022||1st T20I||10:00 PM||Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua|
|14-Dec-2022||2nd T20I||10:00 PM||
Kensington Oval, Barbados
|17-Dec-2022||3rd T20I||10:00 PM|
|18-Dec-2022||4th T20I||10:00 PM|
|22-Dec-2022||5th T20I||10:00 PM|
Jonathan Finch, Director of England women’s cricket said, “We’re happy to be able to release the schedule for the tour of the West Indies. It’s always a great place to visit and with a new Head Coach soon to come on board it’s the beginning of a new cycle for this team.
“The West Indies series sees our first overseas round of the ICC Women’s Championship and it’s key we get some points on the board. The tour also plays an important role in preparing for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup early next year.”
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) recently unveiled their 18-strong centrally contracted players list which had each of Alice Capsey, Freya Kemp, Emma Lamb, Lauren Bell Issy Wong and Charlie Dean earn their 1st central contracts.
ECB for the series is soon expected to name the squad, but before that have got on the table a couple of key questions to be addressed. One, on the availability of skipper, Heather Knight who has missed action following hip surgery and two, to decide on a name as the side’s head coach following Lisa Keightley’s decision in opting against a contract extension.