Campbelle, Taylor return to West Indies Women squad for Pakistan ODIs, World Cup Qualifier
The squad of 15 and three reserves will travel to Pakistan for three ODIs and then Zimbabwe for the qualifying event
Shemaine Campbelle and Stafanie Taylor are back in West Indies women's squad of 15 for the three ODIs against Pakistan as well as the World Cup Qualifier 2021 in Zimbabwe.
Campbelle missed the home series against Pakistan with an injury, while Taylor, who has been named captain, is back after missing the South Africa series due to covid reasons. Three reserves - Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Karishma Ramharack - will also travel with the squad for both tours.
After recovering from injury, Campbelle scored a century off 107 balls, with 12 fours and a six, in the only practice match before the upcoming tours. "The upcoming Pakistan series and World Cup qualifiers are crucial as the team works towards participation in the Cricket World Cup in 2022," lead selector Ann Browne-John said.
"It is important to note that Shemaine Campbelle is once again fit and available after being away through injury. She is one of the senior players and has shown herself to be one of the premier wicket-keepers in the world. She scored runs in the practice match since her return.
"The captain Stafanie Taylor who missed the South Africa series is also back which also serves to strengthen both the batting and bowling. The squad has a mix of senior and developing players and particular mention must be made of two young players, Qiana Joseph and Rashada Williams, who had very encouraging series against South Africa and hopefully they will go from strength to strength."
West Indies are set to arrive in Pakistan on November 1 with the ODIs scheduled to start on November 8 in Karachi. They will then travel to Zimbabwe for World Cup Qualifiers from November 21 to December 5. West Indies and Pakistan will be among the 10 teams there to try and secure one of three places for the World Cup in New Zealand in February 22.
Squad: Stafanie Taylor (capt), Anisa Mohammed (vice-capt), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle Henry, Qiana Joseph, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams. Travelling Reserves: Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Karishma Ramharack