On February 19, Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup to be played in New Zealand from March 4 to April 3.
Squad: Stafanie Taylor (Captain), Anisa Mohammed (Vice Captain), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams
She is the captain of the West Indies team and one of the most experienced players in the side. This right handed batter has featured in 137 ODIs and scored 5147 runs, including seven centuries and 36 half-centuries. She is the top run-getter for the West Indies. She is a genuine all-rounder, who also bowls right arm off spin and has 148 ODI wickets in 125 innings, including the best of 4-17.
The vice captain of the West Indies will be playing her fifth World Cup. She is the leading wicket-taker for the West Indies with 174 wickets in 129 ODI innings, including the best of 7-14. The right arm off spinner has scalped seven four wicket hauls and half a dozen five wicket hauls. She will lead the West Indian bowling attack.
This right arm seamer is relatively new to international cricket having made her debut in 2019. Since then she has played nine ODIs for the West Indies and picked up six wickets in eight innings, including the best of 2-38. She has an economy rate of four and a half runs per over and is consistent with her lines and lengths.
She is a right handed middle order batter and an occasional wicket-keeper. She has mustered over a 1000 ODI runs in 78 innings since her international debut in 2009. She has one century and one half century to her name. Apart from this, she is a right arm seamer and has 21 ODI wickets in 38 innings, including the best of 2-13.
She is a right arm speedster, who has featured in 49 ODIs for the West Indies since her international debut in 2014. She has accounted for 35 ODI wickets, including the best of 4-54. She has an economy rate of just over four and a half runs per over. Apart from her bowling, she is a handy lower order bat and has the best score of 15 not out in ODIs.
The swashbuckling right handed opening batter of the West Indies can tear apart any bowling attack. With 3528 runs in 128 ODI innings, she is the second highest run scorer for the West Indies. She has 21 half centuries and three centuries to her name, including the best of 150 not out. She can also roll her arm over to bowl right arm seam and has 69 ODI wickets in 87 innings.
The right arm leg spinner has been around with the West Indian team since 2008. She has played 55 ODIs and accounted for 62 wickets in 49 innings, including the best of 4-22. She has an economy rate of just four runs per over. She is also a right handed lower order bat and has the best score of 36 not out in ODI cricket.
Cherry Ann Fraser:
This all-rounder made her international debut in 2020 and since then played three ODIs. She is a left-handed batter, who has scored 14 runs in two innings and a right arm speedster, who has struck with one wicket, so far. She is a promising young talent.
She is a right-handed middle-order batter and a right-arm quick. She has featured in 23 ODIs, since her international debut in 2013. She has mustered 186 runs in 18 innings and has picked up 12 wickets in 20 innings, including the best of 3-37. She is more than a decent all-rounder and has the experience of being with the West Indian team for close to a decade now.
She is a left-handed batter and a wicket-keeper. She has been playing international cricket for the West Indies since 2011. She has made 77 ODI appearances and registered 1253 runs, including a couple of half-centuries in 71 innings. Behind the stumps, she has accounted for 29 dismissals.
She is one of the best all-rounders in the West Indies’ team. She is flexible with her batting order and can either open the batting or bat in the middle order. The right-handed batter has scored over 1500 runs in 60 ODI innings, including two centuries and half a dozen 50s. With the ball, the right arm off-spinner has 68 ODI wickets in 56 innings, including the best of 4-26.
She is a right-handed middle-order batter, who has been a part of the West Indies’ team since 2008. She is an experienced cricketer, having played 51 ODIs and scored 695 runs in 45 innings. She also has seven ODI wickets, including the best of 3-22. Apart from batting and bowling, she can also keep wickets.
She will be playing her first World Cup this year. She is a wily right arm off-spinner and was impressive in the recently concluded South Africa series. Since 2019, she has featured in 10 ODIs and picked up eight wickets, including the best of 2-18. She has an economic rate of just over four and a half runs per over.
She is an experienced right arm speedster and has been around at the international level since 2008. She has accounted for 73 ODI wickets in 85 innings, including the best of 5-15. She is a good new ball bowler and will be the leader of the West Indian pace attack. She can also handle herself with the bat lower down the order and has the best score of 22.
She is a young right-handed batter, who can open the batting. She was a part of the South Africa series, in which she opened the batting with Deandra Dottin. She has played 13 ODIs since her debut in 2021 and has registered 228 runs, including one half century.
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