Trinidad and Tobago players Karishma Ramharack and Djenaba Joseph have been selected to the West Indies team for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup to be played in South Africa from 10-29 February.
Off-spinner Ramharack is set to play in the tournament for the first time.
Joseph, who played in the recently-concluded ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup, is included in the team along with U19 teammates Zaida James and Trishan Holder.
Shemaine Campbell was named vice-captain, while all-rounder Stafanie Taylor has been named subject to a final fitness assessment.
West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago batter Djenaba Joseph. (Photo credit – CWI Media)
“The selectors have opted for a blend of youth and experience for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Four senior players who have been out through injury have returned – Stafanie Taylor, Shakera Selman, Chinelle Henry and Chedean Nation,” Lead Selector Ann Browne-John told CWI Media.
The former West Indies captain said that the time was right to also include three of the U19 Rising Stars players in the team.
“Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph and Trishan Holder have been making great progress and have been included in the squad. Zaida brings both left-hand batting and left-arm orthodox bowling, both of which the team has been missing in recent time. Djenaba is a batting allrounder and Trishan a powerful striker and wicketkeeping option,” said Browne-John.
“They have all proven that they can hold their own at this level. We believe the 15 players consist of a good all-round mix and we expect them to be able to compete in this World Cup,” she added.
The team includes six player who won the T20 World Cup in 2016: Hayley Matthews, Campbelle, Taylor, Shamilia Connell, Shakera Selman and Afy Fletcher,
T20 World Cup Match schedule
Monday, 13 February: West Indies vs England, Boland Park, Paarl, 3pm (9am Eastern Caribbean/8am Jamaica)
Wednesday, 15 February: West Indies vs India, Newlands, Cape Town, 3pm (9am Eastern Caribbean/8am Jamaica)
Friday, 17 February: West Indies vs Ireland, Newlands, Cape Town,7pm (1pm Eastern Caribbean/12noon Jamaica)
Sunday, 19 February: West Indies vs Pakistan, Boland Park, Paarl, 3pm (9am Eastern Caribbean/8am Jamaica)
Hayley Matthews (Captain)
Shemaine Campbelle (Vice Captain)
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