St. John’s, Antigua, October 7 - (www.bcacricket.org) – Six Barbadians are in a 13-member West Indies Women’s squad for the three ICC Women’s Championship One-day Internationals against Sri Lanka Women on October 11, 13 and 15 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad:
They are: Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, the Knight twins, Kyshona and Kycia, Hayley Matthews and Shakera Selman.
Chairman of the Cricket West Indies selection panel, Courtney Browne, said: “The final squad as we mentioned previously, would have been based on a strong work ethic during the training camp that was held over the last couple of weeks.
“Focus was also placed on selecting a balanced squad, noting that some of our key players are all-rounders. We have maintained a core group of players that have performed before for the team, along with a few young players and we must now allow the coaching staff to drive performance.
“We expect to see more of an overall team approach to the different facets of the game and to see more players taking responsibility for team performance, thus realising more of a team effort in winning matches,” Browne added.
The three ODIs will form part of the new round of matches in the ICC Women’s Championship which will be contested between the leading eight women’s teams in the World – the Windies and the Sri Lankans, along with Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and recently-crowned World champions England from now until March 2020.
Following the conclusion of the ICC Women’s Championship, the top three ranked teams plus the hosts (New Zealand) automatically qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021. The remaining four teams will have a second chance to qualify through the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021 qualifier.
Squad: Stafanie Taylor (Captain), Anisa Mohammed (vice-captain), Merissa Aguilleira, Reniece Boyce, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Kyshona Knight, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Akeira Peters, Shakera Selman.
Team Management Unit: Hendy Springer (Head Coach), Eugena Gregg (Team Operations Manager), Gus Logie (Assistant Coach), Ariane Mangar (Physiotherapist), Shayne Cooper (Fitness Trainer), Olivia Rose Esperance (Performance Advisor), Gary Belle (Video Data Analyst)
SCHEDULE OF MATCHES
(Start times in brackets)
Wed 11 1st ICC Women’s Championship ODI – Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad (9:30 am)
Fri 13 2nd ICC Women’s Championship ODI – Brian Lara Cricket Academy (2 pm)
Sun 15 3rd ICC Women’s Championship ODI – Brian Lara Cricket Academy (9:30 am)