Former West Indies women’s cricket team captain Stafanie Taylor will miss the first two T20Is against New Zealand after suffering an injury while batting in the third ODI in North Sound on September 25. 

Taylor had retired hurt on 51 on Monday and will be replaced by Sheneta Grimmond, who last played a T20I in September 2020, for the first two T20Is.

Grimmond, the 24-year-old offspin-bowling allrounder, was in good form for Trinbago Knight Riders during the side’s run to the inaugural women’s CPL title. She will assist fellow offspinners Hayley Matthews and Karishma Ramharack in the West Indies attack.

The five match series forms part of the team’s preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

All five T20Is will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound. New Zealand won the preceding ODI series 2-1.