West Indies pick uncapped Sheneta Grimmond for World T20 defence

The women of the West Indies have summoned Sheneta Grimmond, 20, without limits, to defend her title at the T20 Women's World Championship that starts at home in November. However, they retained most of the team that lifted the trophy in 2016, and named 11 of them in a 15-member team announced Wednesday. Jamaican hitter Chinelle Henry, owner Natasha McLean and all-powerful Chedean Nation were the other additions.

Henry has no international experience, having only had two ODIs and seven T20Is. He played for the last time for the West Indies more than three years ago, in a T20I against Sri Lanka in Colombo. McLean and Nation have more experience from their side and were part of the recently concluded T20I series against South Africa. The nation, at the time of the last T20 World Cup, was in the midst of a seven-year absence from international cricket that ended when she was called to the squad of limited seats later that year.

The West Indies most recently won three – Combine the ODI series and the T20I series of five matches against South Africa. Next, they will head to their fourth and final training camp of the year, starting October 15 in Antigua.

"Women have a last training camp before the warm-up matches and we are focusing our plans on ensuring they are ready to peak when the tournament starts in November," said coach Henderson Springer. "We want to create an environment that allows players to continue their hard work to improve their skills and physical condition, while providing a real focus on the key roles of each player to be successful." We seek consistency and think with the work that we have done, the ladies will reach their maximum point at the right time ".

The team will once again be led by Stafanie Taylor, whose half-century in the 2016 final set the victory. "Capturing the West Indies in the ICC Women's World T20 2018 is both a great honor and a huge challenge, Obviously, it will be a great feeling to lead the team at home, but you also have to meet the expectations of being defending champions," he said. Taylor.

"We have a great team with several possible match winners, but we will have to be at our best level in each match if we want to raise the trophy again.

" The announcement of the squad makes me realize that the tournament is almost upon us. The opposition squads are really impressive, and this promises to be a highly competitive tournament. I really hope the Windies fans can come and support us as we fight to defend our title at home. "

The West Indies will start their campaign against Bangladesh on November 10. The other teams with them in Group A are England. Sri Lanka and South Africa.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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