Three Jamaicans have been included in a 13-member West Indies women’s squad to play the three-match one day international (ODI) series against Australia, starting on September 5 in Antigua.
The Jamaicans selected in the squad are Captain Stafanie Taylor, Chinelle Henry, and Natasha McLean.
The squad also sees the return of Anisa Mohammed of Trinidad and Tobago.
Mohammed last played international cricket for the West Indies in the away tour against Pakistan in February. She is the fifth-highest ODI wicket-taker in women’s cricket with 146 wickets and brings a wealth of experience to the team.
Currently ranked seventh in the ICC women’s ODI championship, the team will rely on its experienced players to fill the void left by Shakera Selman of Barbados, Chedean nation of Jamaica and Shemaine Campbell of Guyana, who have all been ruled out due to injury.
Barbadian Kyshona Knight, also included in the squad, adds to that experience having been a part of the ICC T/20 women’s World Cup-winning squad of 2016.
Nineteen year-old Guyanese medium-pacer Shabika Gajnabi has been included for the first time in the West Indies women’s squad.
The West Indies women will bowl off their home series against Australia in a day-night ODI at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
The remaining two matches will be played at the sir Vivian Richard stadium, before the tour moves to the Kensington Oval in Barbados for the three T20 internationals.
The full squad reads…….Stafanie Taylor (captain), Hayley Matthews (vice-captain), Reniee Boyce, Afy Fletcher, Chinelle Henry, Shamilia Connell, Stacy Ann king, Natasha Mclean, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Anisa Mohammed, Karishma Ramharack and Shabika Gajnabi.