Two-week camp for Windies Women before Pakistan tour

By January 08, 2019

Opening bat Rashada Williams is the only new player named to a Windies Women squad named for a two-week camp in Antigua as they prepare for their upcoming tour of Pakistan later this month.

The 21-year-old Jamaican was added to the 20-member squad that also includes 14 of the 15 members of the team that reached the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup held in the Caribbean last year.

“Coming into the squad for the first time is young opening bat Rashada Williams, who impressed the selectors with her solid technique and her ability against spin bowling,” Chairman of Selectors Courtney Browne.

“The panel believes with help from the coaching staff she can develop into a very good player that can add solidity.”

Browne said that coming off the performance at the World Cup, the camp is to ensure that the team realizes improved performances in Pakistan.

“After a decent and competitive run at the ICC T20 World Cup 2018, the Windies women will be expected to build on that momentum going into the One-Dayers and T20 series against Pakistan. The team needs to improve its showing in ODI cricket, especially, and we want to see a marked improvement in this format,” said Browne.

“The women have been involved in a number of strategic camps over the last year and we have seen improvements as reflected during the T20 World Cup, particularly in the fielding.”

Stafanie Taylor will not attend as she is set to participate in Australia’s Women’s Big Bash league.

 The squad includes Merissa Aguilleira,  Reniece Boyce,  Shemaine Campbelle,  Shamilia Connell,      Deandra Dottin,  Afy Fletcher, Shabika Gajnabi, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle Henry, Qiana Joseph,      Kycia Knight,  Hayley Matthews,  Natasha McLean,  Anisa Mohammed, Chedean Nation,  Akeira Peters,  Karishma Ramharack,  Shakera Selman, Stafanie Taylor and  Rashada Williams.

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