Thursday 3 January 2013 

Knight Twins Look Forward To World Cup Adventure

Knight Twins Look Forward To World Cup Adventure
Knight Twins Look Forward To World Cup Adventure
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Twin sisters Kyshona and Kycia Knight will become just the second set of twins to play at the ICC Women's World Cup if they are selected in India.

The left-handed pair would follow in the footsteps of Alex and Kate Blackwell, who represented Australia in 2005 should they play for the West Indies, who take on reigning champions England, hosts India and Sri Lanka in their group matches.

They are expected to progress through to the Super Six stage as the top three from each of the two groups will make it through but by making it to the semi-finals of both the 2010 and 2012 ICC Women's World Twenty20 competitions, they have shown they have what it takes to compete with the very best in the world.

Kyshona (left-hand bat, right-arm medium pace) and Kycia (left-hand bat, wicket-keeper) have already both represented Barbados in football and athletics but are now fully concentrating on cricket - at least for the next two months, which also sees West Indies host South Africa before they travel to India for the World Cup.

"It is a great feeling to be selected in the West Indies team with my sister," Kyshona said.

"This is a dream for both of us. I wanted to join her from the time she made the team last year and I’m pretty excited right now that our dream of playing together for the West Indies has been realised. Not many sisters, especially twins, play the same sport and achieve similar success.

"Just seeing her playing and performing motivated me a lot try to make the team. Now that I have achieved this, once I get to play, I intend to give it my best shot and try to help us win the World Cup and stay in the team as long as possible.”

Kycia added: "I’m happy she made it. It is a great achievement for her. I tried to encourage her all the time and pushed her to work harder and meet the standard to make the team."

Following five One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals against South Africa, West Indies begin their preparations in India with warm-up games against Australia and Pakistan.

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WWC 2013 Groups

Group A: England, India, Sri Lanka, West Indies

Group B: Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Super Six: West Indies, Australia 8 points, England 6 points, New Zealand 4 points, South Africa, Sri Lanka 2 points

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