Eighteen-year old batter Chinelle Henry has been named in West Indies Women’s squad for the International Twenty20 tri-series in Barbados, while left-armer Stacy-Ann King gets a recall after a year-long hiatus. The squad will play against New Zealand and England in a tournament which begins on October 14.
West Indies women will also play a three-match ODI series against New Zealand in Jamaica before the tri-series, but the one-day squad has few surprises. Merissa Aguilleira will lead both teams.
“Henry is a wonderful talent and we want to give her an opportunity at the international level,” head coach Sherwin Campbell said. “She has fitted in well in the camp and looks ready to make the move up. It is good to have King back in the squad and she brings experience. She is very good in this format with her explosive batting and deceptive medium-pace bowling.”
Campbell said the core of the ODI squad had been together for some time, and that the Twenty20 tournament in particular would provide good match practice in the approach to next year’s World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
West Indies will also play a three-match ODI series against England in Trinidad after the Twenty20 tournament, though that squad is yet to be named. This is the first time Women’s internationals will be played in Jamaica’s Sabina Park.
Squad for New Zealand ODIs: Merissa Aguilleira (capt), Shemaine Campbelle, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Anisa Mohammed, Subrina Munroe, Shaquana Quintyne, Tremayne Smartt, Shakera Selman, Stafanie Taylor
Squad for T20 tri-series: Merissa Aguilleira (capt), Shemaine Campbelle, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin, Chinelle Henry, Stacy-Ann King, Kyshona Knight, Anisa Mohammed, Juliana Nero, Shaquana Quintyne, Shakera Selman, Tremayne Smartt, Stafanie Taylor