The West Indies women’s team after a home 8-match white-ball series against New Zealand are now again scheduled to play yet another 8-match white-ball series and this time around against the England women’s team. The series gets underway on the 4th of December with the 1st of a 3-match One-Day International (ODI) series and concludes with the 5th and final Twenty20 International (T20I) on December 22, 2022.
The Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel for their upcoming series against England has announced their 14-player squad for the 1st couple ODIs of the 3-match series that gets underway on the 4th of December at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
West Indies squad for 1st couple of ODI matches against England :
Hayley Matthews (C), Shakera Selman (VC), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Kaysia Schultz, Rashada Williams
The squad sees the experienced Keeper-batter duo of Kycia Knight and Shemaine Campbelle return to the ODI squad, while veteran, Stafanie Taylor has missed out on making the cut in failing to fully recover from the injury she suffered during the third ODI against New Zealand in September.
Selector head, Ann Browne-John, said, “The return of Shemaine Campbelle and Kycia Knight to the ODI squad after missing the last series due to injury will bolster the team in the absence of the experienced Stafanie Taylor who is still recuperating from injury sustained during September’s series against New Zealand.
“The CG United ODI matches are vital as points earned will take us a step closer towards automatic qualification for the next ICC Women’s World Cup in 2025. This series against England comes on the heels of the New Zealand tour to the West Indies and continues our important preparation for the upcoming Tri Series against India and South Africa and the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup to follow.
“It gives the players a great opportunity to develop and push for final selection for the Tri-Series and World Cup.”
The 5-match T20I series will serve both sides a perfect buildup leading into the upcoming, 2023 South Africa Women’s T20 World Cup, the 3-match ODI series will be a part of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Championship.
The ICC Women’s Championship points table sees the West Indies having suffered a 1-2 series defeat to New Zealand currently seeded 5th in the points table, while England having suffered a 0-3 whitewash to India currently seeded 7th among the 8 teams who have played so far.
England Women’s tour of West Indies 2022 Schedule
|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|