The Windies Women will host South Africa for three ODIs and five T20i from starting later this month as both teams continue preparations for the ICC Women’s World Cup in November.
The three-match ODI series will be part of the ongoing ICC Women’s Championships as the qualification for the 50-over World Cup in 2021 in New Zealand. The five-match T20I series will provide the WINDIES Women with international match practice heading into the Championships will be played in the Caribbean from November 9-24, in Guyana, St. Lucia and Antigua and Barbuda.
Stafanie Taylor captains the 15-member squad to face the 6th-ranked South Africans from September 16 to October 6 in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, respectively.
South Africa is the same group as the hosts in the ICC WWT20.
Thirteen players were been selected to play the three ODIs with two additional players being brought in for the T20 Internationals during the tour that Windies’ Chairman of Selectors Courtney Browne is an opportunity to rebound from a disappointing tour of New Zealand.
“As we approach the ICC WWT20, both the ODI and T20 series will be key as out preparation continues towards the tournament. After a disappointing tour of New Zealand, our players now have the opportunity to be highly competitive in familiar conditions,” Browne said while announcing two newcomers to the squad for the T20 matches.
“We welcome the return of Shemaine Campbelle and Natasha McLean in the ODI and T20 squads, while Karishma Ramharack and Sheneta Grimmond will be joining the T20 squad for the first time. The team has plenty of experience and we would like to wish Stafanie Taylor and her team all the best for the series.”
The full squad includes Stafanie Taylor (Captain), Merissa Aguilleira, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Qiana Joseph, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Natasha McLean, Chedean Nation, Shakera Selman, Anisa Mohammed, Sheneta Grimmond and Karishma Ramharack.
The tour schedule sees the first ODI being played at the Kensington Oval on Sunday, September 16, at the Kensington Oval in Barbados with the second set for Wednesday, September 19 at the same venue.
The final ODI, a day/night match will be played on Saturday, September 22 also at Kensington Oval.
Kensington Oval will also host the first of T20i on Monday, September 24.
The remaining T20 Internationals will be played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy on Friday, September 28; Sunday, September 30, Thursday, October 4 and Saturday, October 6, respectively.