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West Indies Women’s Squad Announced For ODI Series Against South Africa, Senior Spinner Returns

The Cricket West Indies Women’s Selection Panel has introduced an 18-member squad for the four-match ODI collection towards South Africa girls. The matches shall be performed between January 28-February 06. Senior spinner Afy Fletcher after being away from the sport on maternity depart. Mandy Mangru, a right-handed batter, and Jannillea Glasgow, a right-arm medium pacer have earned maiden call-ups.

The West Indies squad will arrive in South Africa on January 16 the place first they are going to be a part of the coaching camp, earlier than the collection will get underway from January 28. The first and the third recreation shall be day-night video games whereas the second and the fourth shall be day video games. 

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 “The players will undergo medical and physical testing before the final squad of 18 are selected to travel. It is good to have Afy Fletcher back into the set-up. Unfortunately, three players, Britney Cooper, Shabika Gajnabi and Shawnisha Hector have been ruled out of selection consideration for medical reasons,” CWI’s Lead Selector for Women’s cricket, Ann Browne-John mentioned. 

“The South Africa series comes at an opportune time as the team prepares for the upcoming World Cup. The squad has been preparing and building during the past year, even with the limitations caused by the pandemic and hopefully they can put it all together. The return of the experienced Afy Fletcher brings added variety to the bowling particularly with the absence of Qiana Joseph who has been ruled out due to injury,” she additional added. 

She additionally spoke in regards to the inclusion of three younger gamers in a pool with a number of skilled ones. Browne mentioned that the system believes in exposing a number of younger abilities and permitting them to indicate their ability set in between skilled gamers.

Kaysia Schultz
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“In our drive to continue the expansion of our player pool, the panel has included three young, uncapped players. They are Kaysia Schultz, Mandy Mangru as well as teenager Jannillea Glasgow. Exposure to international cricket at this time will most certainly give them the experience and match time needed to develop and grow their individual talents . The panel believes that this blend of youth and experience will work well as we continue our preparations for the World Cup,” she added.

West Indies Women’s Squad

Stafanie Taylor (c), Anisa Mohammed (vc), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Jannillea Glasgow, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Mandy Mangru, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Kaysia Schultz, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams

West Indies vs South Africa Women’s ODI Series Schedule

Tuesday, January 25: warm-up match – vs South Africa XI (day)

Friday, January 28: 1st ODI (day/evening)

Monday, January 31: 2nd ODI (day)

Thursday, February 3: third ODI (day/evening)

Sunday, February 6: 4th ODI (day)

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