WI Women seeking first World Cup crown

Anisa Mohammed
West Indies’ bowler Anisa Mohammed celebrates the dismissal of Australia’s Elyse Villani during their ICC Women’s Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semi-final match in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, April 3, 2014.
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West Indies selectors have named a 15-member squad for this month’s 50 over World Cup tournament in New Zealand.
The team will face host country New Zealand  on March 4 in the opening match of the eight-team tournament.
West Indies are still vying for their maiden crown in the Women’s World Cup after losing to Australia in the 2013 final in India.
Vice-captain Anisa Mohammed  is set to play a record fifth ICC World Cup. The 33-year-old off-spinner is the squad’s longest serving player, having featured in 136 One-Day Internationals since making her debut two decades ago.
Her first World Cup came as a 16-year-old for the showpiece in South Africa.
Mohammed will now join the likes of Captain Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin, both of whom have also played ODIs, for the campaign, which runs from March 4 to April 3.
There are eight surviving members from the nightmare that was the 2017 World Cup in England when West Indies won two of seven matches to finish sixth and missed out on the semifinals.

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