WI Women renew English rivalry

Hayley Matthews of West Indies plays a shot during the first One-Day International cricket match against Pakistan at the National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.
Hayley Matthews of West Indies plays a shot during the first One-Day International cricket match against Pakistan at the National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.
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West Indies women will host England women in an eight-match white-ball series starting next month, as they beef up preparations for next year’s Twenty 20 World Cup in South Africa.
The tour will run from Dec. 4 – 22 and will see a three-match One-Day International series, along with the first T20, being played at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground and the remaining four
T20 Internationals being played at Kensington Oval in Barbados.
West Indies women suffered clean sweeps in their last bilateral outings against England, going down 5-0 in their T20 series three years ago and 3-0 in an ODI four years ago.
“We are really looking forward to this series against England. It will hugely important for US,” said West Indies Captain, Hayley Matthews.
“We also have our eyes on the ICC T20 World Cup in South Africa. It has always a big thing playing in a World Cup and this will be my first as captain so I look to lead from in front,” she said.
The Caribbean side have been drawn in Group Two for the Feb. 10 – 26 World Cup, alongside England, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
West Indies are currently in a period of turbulent form where they won only three of their last 10 T20I series.

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