West Indies announce squad for first two ODIs; Chinelle Henry rested
West Indies during a training session. © Cricket West Indies
The Cricket West Indies has announced a 13-member squad for the first two matches of the five-match ODI series starting Wednesday (July 7). Stafanie Taylor will continue to lead the ODI side with veteran off-spinner Anisa Mohammed acting as her deputy. Chinelle Henry has been rested for the first two matches and Caneisha Isaac will take her place in the squad. That's the only change that has been made from the squad that whitewashed Pakistan 3-0 in the T20Is.
West Indies last played an ODI when they went down 1-2 to India at home in November 2019. Both teams will have their eye on the upcoming World Cup Qualifier in Sri Lanka in December this year. The selection panel has also named a 14-member West Indies ‘A’ side for the first of the three One Dayers against Pakistan ‘A’ side in three-match series starting on July 10 at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground. Wicket-keeper Reniece Boyce will continue to lead the West Indies ‘A’ side and allrounder Shabika Gajnabi will be the vice-captain for the ‘A’ side.
"The ODI series will be a perfect opportunity for the players to continue to prepare for the upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers. The teams had reasonably good performances during the T20 series, and it is important that they now transition into the longer version. The panel was satisfied with the T20 efforts and has opted for the same squads for the first two ODIs and the first A Team match. This 50-overs series also gives the A Team players a chance to play longer innings and extend themselves for longer bowling spells as they continue their development," lead selector Ann Browne-John said.
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The first two matches of the ODI series will be played at the Coolidge Cricket Ground on July 7 and July 9. Teams will then move to the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground for the remaining three matches.
West Indies Squad: Stafanie Taylor (c), Anisa Mohammed (vc), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Deandra Dottin, Caneisha Isaac, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman.
West Indies ‘A’ Squad: Reniece Boyce (c), Shabika Gajnabi (vc), Shanika Bruce, Cherry Ann Fraser, Jannillea Glasgow, Shenata Grimmond, Zaida James, Japhina Joseph, Qiana Joseph, Mandy Mangru, Kycia Schultz, Steffie Soogrim, Rachel Vincent, Rashada Williams