Cricket West Indies have announced a 14-member squad for the first two women’s one-day international against India next month, recalling the seasoned Shemaine Campbelle and Chedean Nation. West Indies will be bolstered by the return of the experienced duo, both of whom last made an ODI appearance in the three-match series against England in June. They missed the following home series against Australia through injury.
The team will be led by Stafanie Taylor and sees some new names selected on the squad. Aaliyah Alleyne and Shawnisha Hector were selected into the main squad for the first time, with Hector having been reserve before.
Fast bowler Hector and all-rounder Alleyne have impressed the selectors during the training camp.
The squad features a good mix of experience and youth, and it will be led by their regular captain, Taylor. Deandra Dottin, who has been out of the squad since February due to a prolonged shoulder injury, will miss out on the India series.
“The selection panel chose a good balance of youth and experience when assembling this squad,” Ann Browne-John, Lead Selector of the Women’s and Girl’s panel Cricket West Indies, said on Saturday.
“We have the return of the experienced Chedean Nation and Shemaine Campbelle, who missed the last series against Australia due to injury.”
The first of three ODIs will be played on 1 November at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua at Centurion. The following two games will also be played at the same venue before the teams move base to Guyana, where they will lock horns in five Twenty20 Internationals later that month.
West Indies Squad: Stafanie Taylor (Captain), Anisa Mohammed, Aaliyah Alleyne, Afy Fletcher, Britney Cooper, Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Stacy-Ann King, Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Shabika Gajnabi, Shawnisha Hector, Shemaine Campbelle, Sheneta Grimmond.