Large identify returns as West Indies put together for T20 World Cup

Star all-rounder Stafanie Taylor will return for the West Indies T20I tri-series in South Africa, because the workforce gears up for his or her tilt on the Girls’s T20 World Cup trophy.

Taylor has recovered from an harm that stored her out of residence internationals in opposition to England, whereas center order batter Britney Cooper has additionally been named to beef up the workforce’s batting shares.

The inclusion of the pair is much-needed after a disappointing residence collection, the place runs had been onerous to return by in opposition to a world-class English assault. The aspect misplaced all three ICC Girls’s Championship ODIs, earlier than being swept 5-0 within the T20I collection.

The West Indies will tackle India in addition to the hosts within the triangular match from January 19, earlier than they meet England once more of their Girls’s T20 World Cup opener on February 11 in Paarl.

Lead Selector Ann Browne-John says expertise shall be essential for the workforce if they’re to make any progress within the T20I format.

“Our batting in the latest collection was lower than par in opposition to an excellent England bowling assault. We imagine that with the return of some skilled batters, they may be capable to assist captain Hayley Matthews on the prime of the order.

“The choice panel has named a squad that we imagine has the expertise and expertise to compete in opposition to India and South Africa.”

Quick-bowlers Shamilia Connell and Shakera Selman have shaken off minor accidents to make the travelling squad, becoming a member of the likes of Chinelle Henry, Cherry Ann Fraser and Aaliyah Alleyne to present skipper Matthews choices with the ball.

West Indies toured South Africa in early 2022 as a part of their preparation for the Girls’s World Cup, profitable one of many 4 ODIs.

Browne-John hopes the workforce can emulate the relative success in 2023.

“The workforce had commendable performances in South Africa in early 2022,” she mentioned.

“We all know that all the workforce shall be drawing on that have as they tackle the house workforce and India on this tri-series after which probably once more on the ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup additionally in South Africa.”

West Indies have been drawn in Group 2 alongside England, India, Pakistan and Eire for the Girls’s T20 World Cup.

Squad: Hayley Matthews (c), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Chedean Nation, Cherry Ann Fraser, Afy Fletcher, Shabika Gajnabi, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle HenryKarishma Ramharack, Kaysia Schultz, Shakera Selman, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams


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