West Indies name squad for South Africa tour, ICC WWT20

West Indies head to South Africa then go to India for the ICC Women's WT20
West Indies head to South Africa then go to India for the ICC Women's WT20
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The West Indies Cricket Board have named a 15-member squad for both the women's tour to South Africa and the ICC Women's World T20 that follows in India.

West Indies head to South Africa next month to play three One-Day Internationals as part of the ICC Women's Championship and three Twenty20 Internationals.

The Women's World T20 begins in India on 15th March, with the West Indies placed in Group B alongside Bangladesh, England, India and Pakistan.

Five players - Leeann Kirby, Natasha McLean, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack and Vanessa Watts - will join the squad

The West Indies Cricket Board have named a 15-member squad for both the women's tour to South Africa and the ICC Women's World T20 that follows in India.

West Indies head to South Africa next month to play three One-Day Internationals as part of the ICC Women's Championship and three Twenty20 Internationals.

The Women's World T20 begins in India on 15th March, with the West Indies placed in Group B alongside Bangladesh, England, India and Pakistan.

Five players - Leeann Kirby, Natasha McLean, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack and Vanessa Watts - will join the squad during a training camp from 28th January to 8th February at the West Indies High Performance Centre in Barbados.

The team will then head to South Africa on 12th February, playing a warm-up game against Eastern Province on 22nd February.

The three ODIs follow on 24th, 27th and 29th February with the Twenty20s played on 4th, 6th and 9th March.

"The team has worked hard over the last year and the Selection Panel is very happy with the combination and the hard work that the players and management has put in," WICB selector Courtney Browne said following the squad announcement.

West Indies Women at the ICC WWT20

2009 (England): Group stages

2010 (West Indies): Semi-finals

2012 (Sri Lanka): Semi-finals

2014 (Bangladesh): Semi-finals

"They have made good progress and this squad has a lot of variety with a number of quality all-rounders that should serve the team well throughout the period they will be travelling.

"To highlight a few players – Stafanie Taylor has taken up the captaincy and has maintained her high performance standards and we are very happy to see this.

"Former captain Merissa Aguilleira made good progress during the past series against Pakistan Women and has added value to the team with her batting, and Hayley Matthews is a young, exciting prospect as an all-rounder, so we are quite satisfied with how the team has progressed over the last year."

West Indies were most recently in action when they hosted Pakistan, beating their visitors 3-1 in an ODI series and 3-0 in the T20I series that followed.

They currently lie second to Australia in the ICC Women's Championship, with the top four at the end of the cycle qualifying automatically for the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup.

If history is anything to go by, the initial contest between South Africa and West Indies could be an evenly-matched one, with seven wins apiece (plus one tie and one no result) from their 16 previous meetings in ODIs.

In T20s West Indies have won all nine meetings between the two sides, including the memorable game in the 2010 ICC Women's WT20 when Deandra Dottin cracked 112 in 45 balls.

West Indies Women squad to tour South Africa and for the ICC WWT20: Stafanie Taylor (captain), Shakera Selman (vice-captain), Merissa Aguilleira, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Stacy-Ann King, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed, Shaquana Quintyne, Tremayne Smartt

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during a training camp from 28th January to 8th February at the West Indies High Performance Centre in Barbados.

The team will then head to South Africa on 12th February, playing a warm-up game against Eastern Province on 22nd February.

The three ODIs follow on 24th, 27th and 29th February with the Twenty20s played on 4th, 6th and 9th March.

"The team has worked hard over the last year and the Selection Panel is very happy with the combination and the hard work that the players and management has put in," WICB selector Courtney Browne said following the squad announcement.

West Indies Women at the ICC WWT20

2009 (England): Group stages

2010 (West Indies): Semi-finals

2012 (Sri Lanka): Semi-finals

2014 (Bangladesh): Semi-finals

"They have made good progress and this squad has a lot of variety with a number of quality all-rounders that should serve the team well throughout the period they will be travelling.
 
"To highlight a few players – Stafanie Taylor has taken up the captaincy and has maintained her high performance standards and we are very happy to see this.
 
"Former captain Merissa Aguilleira made good progress during the past series against Pakistan Women and has added value to the team with her batting, and Hayley Matthews is a young, exciting prospect as an all-rounder, so we are quite satisfied with how the team has progressed over the last year."

West Indies were most recently in action when they hosted Pakistan, beating their visitors 3-1 in an ODI series and 3-0 in the T20I series that followed.

They currently lie second to Australia in the ICC Women's Championship, with the top four at the end of the cycle qualifying automatically for the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup.

If history is anything to go by, the initial contest between South Africa and West Indies could be an evenly-matched one, with seven wins apiece (plus one tie and one no result) from their 16 previous meetings in ODIs.

In T20s West Indies have won all nine meetings between the two sides, including the memorable game in the 2010 ICC Women's WT20 when Deandra Dottin cracked 112 in 45 balls.

West Indies Women squad to tour South Africa and for the ICC WWT20: Stafanie Taylor (captain), Shakera Selman (vice-captain), Merissa Aguilleira, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Stacy-Ann King, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed, Shaquana Quintyne, Tremayne Smartt

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