THE West Indies women will take on South Africa women in the second and third CG Insurance T20 International (T20I) at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground (SVRCG) tomorrow (Thursday 2nd), and Saturday 4th, September respectively.
The five CG Insurance One Day International (ODI) will be played on September 7th, 10th, 13th, 16th and 19th, with the first three matches being played at the Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG) and the last two at the SVRCG.
Earlier this week, Cricket West Indies (CWI) Women’s Selection Panel announced the West Indies Women’s 13-member squad for the first CG Insurance T20 International (T20I) against South Africa Women which took place yesterday (Tuesday 31st August) at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground (SVCG).
Experienced off-spinner Anisa Mohammed will serve as interim captain as Stafanie Taylor is unavailable for the T20I series due to serving a period of isolation in Antigua, after being identified as a primary contact of a COVID-19 positive case in Jamaica.
Lead Selector for Women’s cricket, Ann Browne-John said: “The CG Insurance T20I and ODI Series against South Africa gives another opportunity for the team to play international matches ahead of the upcoming ICC World Cup qualifiers. It is unfortunate that Stafanie will not be available for this series but there are a number of experienced players who we would be looking to, to fill any void. The young player Qiana Joseph brings another left-hand batter option as well as left arm orthodox bowling which has been lacking in the team. This will be a good test coming out of the recent Pakistan series, since South Africa is one of the higher ranked teams.”
The West Indies Women’s teams return to the field after a successful double series win over Pakistan women, where they took the CG Insurance T20I series 3-0 and the CG Insurance ODI series 3-2. The West Indies Women’s squad have been preparing in a high-performance camp in Antigua prior to the upcoming Series.
Anisa Mohammed (Captain), Deandra Dottin (Vice Captain), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Shabika Gajnabi, Chinelle Henry, Qiana Joseph, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Shakera Selman.