Windies women squad selected

Windies women squad selected
West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor plays a shot during their ICC Women’s Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semifinal match against Australia in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, April 3, 2014.
Associated Press / Aijaz Rahi, file

Cricket West Indies (CWI) selectors have named the women’s squad for the upcoming tour to New Zealand from March 4 to 25.

The squad will be led by Jamaican Stafanie Taylor with off-spinner Anisa Mohammed as vice-captain.

The Windies will play three One-Day Internationals and five Twenty20 Internationals during the tour.

This will be a key part of the team’s preparations for the ICC Women’s World Cup Twenty20 tournament from Nov. 9 to 24.

The World Twenty20 will be the biggest event on the calendar this year for women cricketers around the globe and matches will be played in Guyana, St. Lucia and Antigua. West Indies women are the defending champions, having won the last tournament in India in 2016.

The players had a preparation camp in Barbados before traveling to New Zealand. They arrived in New Zealand on Feb. 22 where they will have another camp before the official start of the series.

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