The team from the Caribbean region, West Indies, will make its 6th World Cup appearance this year after being selected for the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup based on their rankings due to the qualifiers being called off.
The 15 players squad along with 3 traveling reserves will be in action in the inaugural match of the tournament on March 4 when they face the host New Zealand in Tauranga.
Leading the 2013 World Cup Runners-Up will be Stafanie Taylor who will be accompanied by Anisa Mohammed as her deputy, the experience of Afy Fletcher who made her return to the national side during the team’s tour to South Africa earlier this month, the World Boss Deandra Dottin, star all-rounder Hayley Matthews along with 5 more players all of whom have played World Cup in the past and would play a major role in guiding the 5 ODI World Cup debutants who are-:
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1. Aaliyah Alleyne:
Bowler Aaliyah Alleyne made her international debut in November 2019 against India and in May 2021 was awarded a central contract from Cricket West Indies. Alleyne has managed to get 6 wickets from the 9 ODIs she has played and has also contributed crucial runs with the bat, accumulating 50 runs.
2. Cherry-Ann Fraser:
Making her ODI debut in September last year Guyanese cricketer Cherry-Ann Fraser has played just 3 ODIs to date and all of them against South Africa from which the all-rounder has a total of 14 runs and a wicket. She got her central contract from Cricket West Indies alongside Alleyne in May 2021.
3. Chinelle Henry:
An experienced all-rounder from Jamaica with 23 ODI matches for West Indies, Chenille Henry has aggregated 186 runs and 12 wickets with the best figure of 3/37 which she recorded last year in July against Pakistan. With the bat, her highest score has been 39 that came in 2019 against Australia.
4. Karishma Ramharack:
Trinidadian cricketer, Karishma Ramharack was named as a reserve for the qualification tournament of the World Cup but has made it to the main squad now. The 27 years old has played 10 ODI matches with a total of 20 runs and 8 wickets from them. Her best spell of 2/18 came last month during the 1st ODI of the team’s tour to South Africa.
5. Rashada Williams:
Part of Jamaica women’s national cricket team, Rashada Williams is an emerging cricketer who made her international debut in July 2021 against Pakistan. She has played 13 ODIs, aggregating 228 runs at 19.00 with the highest score of unbeaten 78 that came against South Africa in September last year.
6. Kaysia Schultz (Traveling Reserve):
Kaysia Schultz is one of the three traveling reserves for the team. The 24 years old Guyanese cricketer is left-arm orthodox bowler and was awarded with a central contract from Cricket West Indies in May last year.
7. Mandy Mangru (Traveling Reserve):
All-rounder Mandy Mangru made her international debut earlier this month during the 4th ODI against South Africa. She scored 15 runs with the bat and though wasn’t able to get a wicket but conceded just 8 runs in her 3 overs. She is chosen as a traveling reserve for the West Indies.
8. Jannillea Glasgow (Traveling Reserve):
Joining Schultz and Mangru as a traveling reserve, bowler Jannillea Glasgow was a part of the West Indies ‘A’ squad that played against Pakistan, and she was also a part of the warm-up match on their recently concluded tour to South Africa.
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