Stafanie Taylor and Reniece Boyce to lead Windies Women and 'A' teams, respectively, against Pakistan

By June 25, 2021

Stafanie Taylor and Reneice Boyce will lead the West Indies Senior Women’s team and the ‘A’ team, respectively for the three CG Insurance T20Is against Pakistan Women from June 30 to July 3, with the West Indies Women’s ‘A’ Team also playing their historic, first-ever, three-match T20I Series on the same dates.

The matches will be played at Antigua’s Coolidge Cricket Ground and Sir Vivian Richards Stadium with the ‘A’ Team matches preceding the Senior team matches in back-to-back “doubleheader” fixtures.

Taylor considered one of the best all-rounders in the world in the women’s game, will again captain the senior team that will also include vice-captain Anisa Mohammed, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Deandra Dottin, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack and Shakera Selman.

 Reniece Boyce will lead the ‘A’ team that will feature two young players from the Windward Islands - 16-year-old left-arm medium-pacer, Zaida James, and 17-year-old right-arm medium-pacer, Jannillea Glasgow.

Both players were called up for the first time to the West Indies Women’s training squad and now have made their way into the ‘A’ team squad after impressing during the pre-series camp.

The other members of the ‘A’ team include Shabika Gajnabi (vice-captain), Shanika Bruce, Cherry Ann Fraser, Sheneta Grimmond, Japhina Joseph, Mandy Mangru, Kaysia Schultz, Steffie Soogram, Rachel Vincent and Rashada Williams.

Chief women’s selector Ann Browne-John believes the coming series could not have come at a better time, as the women have been short of games because of the pandemic. The West Indies Women last played an international match against England in September 2020.

“This series against Pakistan has come at an opportune time because the West Indies players have not been able to face international opponents since September 2020. It’s exciting that not only will the senior team be in action, but for the very first time a West Indies ‘A’ Team will have the opportunity to compete against international opposition,” she said.

“As we prepare for the upcoming five CG Insurance ODI match series, these three T20Is will enable the senior team to ease themselves back into the international arena. The ‘A’ team matches are an excellent chance for some of the younger players who have not been able to find a place in the senior team to show their skills.”

The CG Insurance T20I and One Day International (ODI) series will allow for all 28 players to be eligible for selection on both teams.

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