SWOT Analysis of West Indies Squad selected for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 is set to get underway on February 10th and will continue until February 26th 2023. It will be hosted by South Africa and will have 23 matches in total, with the finals at the Newlands Cricket in Cape Town, South Africa.

SWOT Analysis of West Indies Squad selected for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023
SWOT Analysis of West Indies Squad selected for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

The World Cup will feature 10 teams spread across two groups.         

Group A

Group B

Australia

England

Bangladesh

India

New Zealand

Ireland

South Africa

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

West Indies

How is West Indies placed for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup?

West Indies is in Group B with the likes of England, India, Ireland and Pakistan.

What are West Indies’ fixtures?

Date

Fixture

Venue

Time (in IST)

11th February

Vs England

Boland Park, Paarl

6:30 PM

15th February

Vs India

Newlands, Cape Town

6:30 PM

17th February

Vs Ireland

Newlands, Cape Town

10:30 PM

19th February

Vs Pakistan

Boland Park, Paarl

6:30 PM

What is the West Indies squad for the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023?

Hayley Matthews (c), Shemaine Campbelle (vc), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Shabika Gajnabi, Chinelle Henry, Trishan Holder, Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams.

SWOT Analysis West Indies squad for the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023?

Strengths of the West Indies squad selected for the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

  • Presence of Hayley Matthews: Leading the team admirably from the front ever since her ascendancy to captaincy, she has been nothing short of phenomenal. A classy all-rounder, she is prolific and consistent, which makes her one of a kind.

  • Strong batting line-up: The West Indies Women’s Team has a strong batting line-up, with players like Stafanie Taylor and Hayley Matthews, who can change the game with their explosive batting.

  • Skilful spin bowlers: The team has a good variety of spin bowlers who can slow down the opposition’s run rate and create pressure. Afy Fletcher and Karishma Ramharack add a lot of firepower to the bowling department.

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Weaknesses of the West Indies squad selected for the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

  • Inconsistent form: West Indies can be inconsistent at times and struggle to put up a consistent performance throughout the tournament.

  • Lack of depth in the bowling department: The team lacks depth in the bowling department, which can be a concern when it comes to playing against stronger opposition.

  • Over-reliance on a few players: The team tends to rely on a few key players, which can put added pressure on them to perform and affect their overall performance.

Opportunities for the West Indies squad selected for the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

  • The possibility of repeating history: This will also be playing in the minds as the 2016 victory was not just iconic but also broke the hegemony of the big three in international cricket.

  • Chance to showcase their talent on the global stage: The T20 World Cup is a great platform for the players to showcase their talent and make a name for themselves on the global stage.

  • Good chance to win the tournament: With the T20 format being unpredictable, the West Indies has a good chance to win the tournament if they can put up consistent performances and not let the past consume their mind.

  • Opportunity to improve their ranking: A good performance in the T20 World Cup can help the team improve their ranking in the ICC Women’s T20 Rankings.

Threats for the West Indies squad selected for the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

  • Strong competition: The T20 World Cup will see some of the best women’s cricket teams from around the world competing in their group-stage matches, which will make it a tough tournament for the West Indies.

  • Threat of injuries: Injuries to key players can impact the team’s performance and their chances of winning the tournament.

  • Pressure of expectations: The team will be under pressure to perform well, given the high expectations of their fans and the cricketing community.

  • Lack of exposure and opportunities: Despite being a talented team, the West Indies team lacks exposure and opportunities compared to other women’s cricket teams, which can affect their preparation for the tournament.

I am a first year postgraduate student pursuing a MA in Media and Communication Studies at Christ University, Bengaluru. I am a podcaster, blogger and an avid cricket fan. When not glued to cricket matches, you can find me submerged in books and thinking about cricket all the time.

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