Hayley Matthews and Stacy Ann King returned to Windies squad of 14 members for upcoming bi-lateral series against England and Ireland series.
Hayley Matthews had suffered a medial collateral ligament last December. As she was playing for the Hobart Hurricanes in the Women’s Big Bash League. She missed the tour of Pakistan and has named deputy to
Stafanie Taylor for the tour. On the other hand, Stacy Ann King has stormed her way back to the national side on the back of some impressive performances in the domestic 50-over and 20 over tournaments. The left-arm pace bowling all-rounder had last played for Windies in the 2016 World T20 also.
Robert Haynes, CWI’s interim chairman of selectors
Therefore, Robert Haynes, CWI’s interim chairman of selectors is happy for their return. “Stacy Ann King’s return to the West Indies Women’s team to tour Ireland and England is no real surprise after her performance during the recently concluded Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s Super50 Cup and CWI’s T20 Blaze tournaments. Her experience is very vital in this very crucial series against England. A series that we must win, so her ability to bowl good left arm swing will be an added dimension to our bowling attack.”
He added further for Anisa Mohammed and Merissa Aguilleira. “Anisa Mohammed and Merissa Aguilleira’s performances in the recent women’s championships weren’t what we expecting or how we want them to perform. So, unfortunately, they were not in the team on this touring squad. There are other ladies who are vying for these coveted spots, we have three other wicketkeepers who have all been scoring consistently thereby outperforming Merissa.”
The tour set to start with a three-match T20I series against Ireland from May 26-29. Matches will be by three ODIs against England. As part of the ICC Women’s ODI Championship – and three T20Is from June 6-13.
Let’s have a look on the Windies Women squad
Stafanie Taylor (c), Hayley Matthews (v). Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Karishma Ramharack, Chedean Nation. Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Shakera Selman, Shamilia Connell. Shemaine Campbell, Natasha McLean, Stacy Ann King
The reserves are: Shabika Gajnabi, Sheneta Grimmond, Reniece Boyce, Britney Cooper, Shanika Bruce, Shawnisha Hector
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Therefore, Hayley Matthews and Stacy Ann King returned to Windies squad of 14 members for upcoming bi-lateral series against England and Ireland series. Hope they will perform well in Europe.