West-Indies cricket announced 15-member squad for the upcoming Women’s World T20 starting from November 9. The hosts and the holders will begin their campaign from November 9 against Bangladesh Women’s.
Windies named the stroke-maker, Britney Cooper to the team to defend their title. She was the key player that helped the team win the 2016 ICC Women’s World T20 title.
Britney had a horrifying outing in New Zealand where she managed to score 33 runs in 5 matches which eventually became the reason of dropping her from the previous tour against South Africa Women’s, but she has the temperament to score in big games which is what selectors counted.
Other than that a 23-year-old batter Chinelle Henry has been called to represent the team in the upcoming ICC Women’s World T20. Uncapped off-spinner Sheneta Grimmond saved her place from being axed after the recently concluded series against South Africa Women’s.
Left-arm pacer Qiana Joseph and uncapped slow-medium Karishma Ramharack were left out of the squad. Both were the part of Windies team against South Africa Women’s.
Chief selector Courtney Browne feels Henry and Cooper will be the gem for the team in the fourth coming tournament.
“ We congratulate Britney Cooper on her return to the squad for the Women’s World T20. She was part of the 2016 team when Windies Women’s brought the title home. The other member is Chinelle Henry. She is dynamite because of her all-around ability she adds the different flavour to the squad.”
We can defend the title as we have the experienced team to the hit the road for the next journey at home, added Courtney Browne.
Stafanie Taylor (captain), Anisa Mohammed, Afy Fletcher, Britney Cooper, Chinelle Henry, Chedean Nation, Deandra Dottin, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Merissa Aguilleira, Shakera Selman, Natasha McLean, Shamilia Connell, Sheneta Grimmond, Shemaine Campbelle.