Cricket West Indies, CWI, Women’s Selection Panel today named an 18-member squad for the One Day International, ODI, series against South Africa.

The series is set for to bowl off at the Imperial Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg from January 25 to February 7.

The touring squad sees a return for Afy Fletcher, the experienced leg-spinner and right-handed batter, who returns from maternity leave.

The squad also includes three uncapped players: Kaysia Schultz, a left arm orthodox bowler; Mandy Mangru, a right-handed batter; and Jannillea Glasgow, a right-arm medium pacer.

The three newcomers were member of the West Indies Women’s A team which played against Pakistan Women’s A Team last year.

Ann Browne-John, CWI’s Lead Selector for Women’s cricket, said: “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,” said Browne-John.

The West Indies Women are due to arrive in South Africa on January 16, where they will have a training camp ahead of the warm-up and four-match ODI series against the Proteas Women.


FULL SQUAD


Stafanie Taylor (Captain)
Anisa Mohammed (Vice Captain)
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