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West Indies Name Women's Squad

West Indies Women celebrate a wicket
The West Indies have named a 15-player squad to take on New Zealand in eight limited overs matches
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The West Indies have named their 15-player squad to tour New Zealand where they will play three One-Day Internationals and five Twenty20 Internationals.

The one newcomer in the squad is 26-year-old Jamaican all-rounder Vanessa Watts, a right-arm slow bowler.

She helped Jamaica win both the 50 and 20-over domestic titles in 2013, taking eight wickets in the 50-over tournament and six wickets in the 20-over competition.

"We want to welcome Vanessa to the squad for the upcoming series and we know she will fit in very well," head coach Sherwin Campbell said.

"She is one of the players who has been knocking at the door for a while now and she has earned her opportunity."

"She is a hardworking cricketer and has a very good work ethic.

"We have a core of really good players and a very cohesive unit going to New Zealand and I know she will fit into the group and make her contribution when she gets the opportunity," he added.

The West Indian team will have a one-week camp in New Zealand before the first ODI on 26th February in Lincoln.

Deandra Dottin was not available for selection after she suspended by the West Indies Cricket Board yesterday (13th January).

West Indies squad: Merissa Aguilleira (captain/wicket-keeper), Shemaine Campbelle, Shanel Daley, Chinelle Henry, Stacy-Ann King, Kycia Knight (wicket-keeper), Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Anisa Mohammed, Subrina Munroe, Shaquana Quintyne, Shakera Selman, Tremayne Smartt, Stafanie Taylor, Vanessa Watts

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