Chinelle Henry rested for first two ODIs against Pakistan Women
Selectors recall uncapped seamer Caneisha Isaac in 13-member squad
Chinelle Henry has been rested for the first two ODIs against Pakistan Women as the West Indies Women selection panel recalled uncapped seamer Caneisha Isaac as part of the 13-member squad for the first two of the five ODIs starting July 7. The other members of the T20I squad, which swept Pakistan 3-0 in the recent series, were retained and will be led by Stafanie Taylor, with Anisa Mohammed as her deputy.
Henry and Chedean Nation were taken to a hospital during the second T20I against Pakistan after both collapsed on the field in separate incidents. Both players didn't have to face any hospitalisations or restrictions and rejoined the squad ahead of the third T20I. Nation has been named in the squad for the first two ODIs.
As for Issac, she was part of the West Indies A side that had played the last two T20s against Pakistan A before being drafted into the senior squad for the upcoming ODI series.
The selectors also named a 14-member A squad to play against Pakistan Women's A team in the first of the three one-day games starting July 10 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. Wicketkeeper Reniece Boyce will lead the A team with allrounder Shabika Gajnabi as her deputy, as was the case in the recent T20s, which the visitors won 3-0.
"The ODI series will be a perfect opportunity for the players to continue to prepare for the upcoming ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers," Ann Browne-John, CWI's lead selector of the women's panel, said. "The teams had reasonably good performances during the T20 series, and it is important that they now transition into the longer version. The panel was satisfied with the T20 efforts and has opted for the same squads for the first two ODIs and the first A team match. This 50-overs series also gives the A team players a chance to play longer innings and extend themselves for longer bowling spells as they continue their development."
ODI squad: Stafanie Taylor (capt), Anisa Mohammed (vice-capt), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Deandra Dottin, Caneisha Isaac, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman
A squad: Reniece Boyce (capt), Shabika Gajnabi (vice-capt), Shanika Bruce, Cherry Ann Fraser, Jannillea Glasgow, Shenata Grimmond, Zaida James, Japhina Joseph, Qiana Joseph, Mandy Mangru, Kycia Schultz, Steffie Soogrim, Rachel Vincent, Rashada Williams