Aiming for clean sweep
Windies Women want to end on a high
BASSETERRE – West Indies Women will be aiming to complete a clean sweep of their One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand when the two sides meet in the fourth and final fixture tomorrow.
West Indies have already won the series by establishing an unassailable three-nil lead after impressive wins against the visitors.
Captain Merissa Aguilleira said her side would be looking to end the series on a high.
“We began the tour on a winning note. We can finish it off as well. Leave the people in St Kitts something to talk about,” Aguilleira said.
“So hopefully once we continue doing what we are doing now. Things will fall in our favour.”
A career-best spell of 5-15 from Shakera Selman inspired an eight-wicket victory for the Caribbean side over the New Zealanders yesterday – allowing them to sweep their three ICC Women’s Championship matches.
“Shakira is a very determined player I must say. She has her bad patches and it’s good to see what she is doing. She is really performing for the team,” said the longstanding captain.
“It’s always good to believe in yourself and have that faith and once you get that backup from your team-mates it makes it so much easier. Hopefully she could continue.”
The first three ODIs of the series counted towards the ICC Women’s Championship and the victory gave the home team two more points in the eight-team competition.
It meant that the Windies Women join World champions Australia in the No.1 position with a maximum of six points following the completion of the first round of matches.
“It is really good achievement. Hopefully as a side we can continue the momentum, Australia is a next store by itself. We have to refocus for that,”said Aguilleira.
“You can see the progression in the team. We have been training pretty hard and good to see we have been working up ourselves to something good like this. So hopefully we can continue the momentum.”