West Indies Announces Squad for T20I Series Against Ireland

Jul 04, 2023

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Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel has unveiled the 14-member squad for the upcoming T20 International (T20I) series against Ireland, set to take place at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground. The squad includes three Rising Stars Women's Under 19 players, namely Zaida James, Ashmini Munisar, and Djenaba Joseph. West Indies enters the T20I series with confidence, having secured a 2-0 victory in the CG United ODI Series, with one match being a no-result due to rain.

CWI Lead selector Ann Browne-John expressed the panel's decision to retain the players who featured in the ODI series. These players have displayed impressive form and performance, contributing to the team's series win—a significant achievement the team has been striving for in recent times. With the goal of rebuilding the team, a balanced mix of senior players and talented newcomers has been chosen. This selection approach aligns with the ethos of preparing the next generation of West Indies women's players, combining experience with the infusion of fresh talent.

The inclusion of Zaida James, Ashmini Munisar, and Djenaba Joseph in the squad highlights the commitment to nurturing young talent and providing them with valuable opportunities to showcase their skills at the international level. It also reflects the focus on building a strong foundation for the future of West Indies women's cricket.

As the T20I series against Ireland approaches, West Indies aims to continue their winning momentum and deliver captivating cricketing performances. Fans eagerly anticipate the matches, hoping for exciting contests and remarkable individual performances from both the seasoned players and the emerging talents in the squad.

The Daren Sammy Cricket Ground will be the stage for intense battles between the two teams, as they strive to achieve victory and leave a lasting impression on the cricketing world.

Squad: Hayley Matthews (captain), Shemaine Campbelle (vice-captain), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Chinelle Henry, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph, Qiana Joseph, Ashmini Munisar, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams

T20 International Series: 
July 4: 1st T20I 
July 6: 2nd T20I
July 8: 3rd T20I 

All matches start at 5pm Eastern Caribbean Time (4pm Jamaica Time)