Rashada Williams on the verge of breaking into senior team says Walsh. "She has done everything right."

By September 26, 2021
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West Indies Women Head Coach Courtney Walsh believes middle-order batter Rashada Williams is on the verge of breaking into the first team following her outstanding series against South Africa.

In three matches against South Africa Williams scored 157 runs at an average of 78.5 and had a top score of 78. The 24-year-old Jamaican university student, who only has five ODI’s to her name was head and shoulder above her more experienced teammates.

By comparison, Deandra Dottin accumulated 139 runs in the series at an anaemic average of 27.80 while Kycia Knight scored 82 runs averaging 20.50. Hayley Matthews managed to score only 71 runs at an average of 14.20.

Walsh, speaking at a media conference late last week, said Williams lived up to expectations.

“She has done everything right, so obviously we are very happy with her performance and she had put her name in the midst of everything to be up there come selection time,” said the head coach.

“She outscored Deandra, she has outscored everyone in the three games she played.”

Williams made her senior debut against Pakistan in July and scored only 19 runs in two innings batting down the order but even Walsh said there were signs that she had more to offer.

“She showed glimpses batting down the order against Pakistan, but in the position that she is accustomed to she played the role that we expected her to play and wanted her to play and she had done it consistently,” Walsh said.

“So, definitely, she has put her hands up and that is exactly what we wanted.”

In five ODIs’ Williams has scored 117 runs at an average of 44.

   

 

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