The Antilles have named Shemaine Campbelle, Natasha McLean and Shakera Selman in their 13-member squad for the three-game series of the ICC ODI Women's Championship against South Africa that is scheduled to begin on September 16 in Barbados.
Unfinished Spinners Karishma Ramharack and Sheneta Grimmond were the two additions to the squad that will play five Twenty20 Internationals against South Africa from September 24 to October 6. The series will serve as a prelude to a series of three games against India in late October that will lead to the T20 world in November. West Indies, which won the 2016 edition of the tournament, will seek to defend the title at home.
"As we get closer to the ICC WWT20, both the ODI and the T20 series will be key as our preparation continues into the tournament." The president of selectors of the West Indies, Courtney Browne, said. "After a disappointing tour in New Zealand, our players now have the opportunity to be highly competitive in family conditions."
Campbelle, a 25-year-old wicketkeeper hitter, made his last international appearance during the 2016 India tour, and returned to the national squad with strong national performances. McLean, 23, has not played an ODI for the West Indies since September 2014. Selman, the 29-year-old bowler, came back from an injury that kept her out of the team that toured New Zealand in March.
Several players of that tour, in which the West Indies lost both the ODI series and the T20I series, were abandoned. Britney Cooper, Reniece Boyce, Kyshona Knight, Akeira Peters and Tremayne Smartt were left out, while 17-year-old Qiana Joseph, who debuted during the 2017 World Cup and played only two of a day since then, found a place in the ODI squadron.
ODI Squad : Stafanie Taylor (capt), Merissa Aguilleira (week), Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Qiana Joseph, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Natasha Mclean, Chedean Nation , Shakera Selman, Anisa Mohammed
Squadron T20I : Stafanie Taylor (capt), Merissa Aguilleira (week), Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Qiana Joseph, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews , Natasha Mclean, Chedean Nation, Shakera Selman, Anisa Mohammed, Sheneta Grimmond, Karishma Ramharack