West Indies women’s cricket team is set to play India next month for which they announced a 14- member squad for the first two ODIs. The squad looks highly competitive considering the return of the two experienced players – Shemaine Campbelle and Chedean Nation, gives the side a good mixture, lead by Stafanie Taylor. Deandra Dottin, who has been out of the squad since February due to a prolonged shoulder injury, will miss out on the India series.
Shemaine Campbell and Chedan Nation last played for the side in June and missed the Australia series after which they return now after recovering from the injury. They will be joined by two new faces fast bowler Shamnsha Hector and all-rounder Aaliyah Alleyne who have earned their maiden call-ups after leaving impressing the selectors in a training camp.
“The selection panel chose a good balance of youth and experience when assembling this squad,” Ann Browne-John, Lead Selector of the Women’s and Girl’s panel Cricket West Indies, said on Saturday.
Adding, “We have the return of the experienced Chedean Nation and Shemaine Campbelle, who missed the last series against Australia due to injury.”
The first of three ODIs will be played on 1 November at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua at Centurion. The following two games will also be played at the same venue before the teams move base to Guyana, where they will lock horns in five Twenty20 Internationals later that month.
West-Indies ODI Squad: Stafanie Taylor (capt), Anisa Mohammed, Aaliyah Alleyne, Afy Fletcher, Britney Cooper, Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Stacy-Ann King, Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Shabika Gajnabi, Shawnisha Hector, Shemaine Campbelle, Sheneta Grimmond.
Indian Women’s ODI squad: Mithali Raj (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Punam Raut, D Hemalatha, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Mansi Joshi, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Priya Punia, Sushma Verma.
Indian Women’s T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Veda Krishnamurthy, Anuja Patil, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Mansi Joshi, Arundhati Reddy.