As Cricket West Indies announced their 15-member women’s squad for the upcoming ICC Women’s World Cup, it has also been announced that Stafanie Taylor will be leading the side.
Anisa Mohammed will be vice-captain.
Taylor did not feature in the final ODI of the series against South Africa due to a concussion.
Mohammed took her place as captain in that match.
There are even fresh faces for whom this is their first World Cup. They are Aaliyah Alleyne, Cherry Ann Fraser, Karishma Ramharack, Rashada Williams and Chinelle Henry.
They also have experienced players such as Afy Fletcher, who returns to the squad after completing her maternity leave.
Selector Ann Browne-John said in her statement after the announcement of the squad that they have a good balance of both young and experienced. The addition of Fletcher is a good sign for the team. Anisa Mohammed is also playing her fifth World Cup and will be able to guide the youngsters well.
She further stated that all players have got good practice from this series. There were many players who performed brilliantly.
West Indies World Cup squad
Stafanie Taylor (c), Anisa Mohammed, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbell, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams
Kaysia Schultz, Mandy Mangru, Jannillea Glasgow