Aaliyah Alleyne, Shawnisha Hector earn maiden call ups for series against India

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Aaliyah Alleyne, Shawnisha Hector earn maiden call ups for series against India

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Hector, a fast bowler from Antigua, and Alleyne, the allrounder from Barbados, were both picked after having impressed the selectors in a training camp.

“The selection panel chose a good balance of youth and experience when assembling this squad,” said Anne Browne-John, lead selector of the women’s and girls’ panel, on Saturday (October 26). “We have the return of the experienced Chedean Nation and Shemaine Campbelle, who missed the last series against Australia due to injury.”

“Also the selectors were impressed by the young medium pace duo of Aaliyah Alleyne and Shawnisha Hector during the training camp, meriting their inclusion in the final 14-member squad.”

The four players will replace Shamilia Connell, the fast bowler, Reniece Boyce, the wicket-keeper, Kycia Knight, the batter, and Karishma Ramharack, the off spinner, in the squad that took on Australia last month. Deandra Dottin, the side’s most destructive batter, continues to miss out due to a shoulder injury. Hayley Matthews, is another big name who has missed out on selection.

Anisa Mohammed, the veteran off-spinner who made a comeback to the side during the limited overs series against Australia, has retained her spot in the squad alongside teenage allrounder Shabika Gajnabi who put in impressive performances through the series.

The Stafanie Taylor-led side is set to play three ODIs against India at the Sir Vivan Richards Stadium in Antigua beginning on Friday (November 1). Both teams will then clash in a five-match  T20I series in St. Lucia and Guyana from November 9.

West Indies: Stafanie Taylor (capt.), Anisa Mohammed, Aaliyah Alleyne, Afy Fletcher, Britney Cooper, Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Stacy-Ann King, Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Shabika Gajnabi, Shawnisha Hector, Shemaine Campbelle, Sheneta Grimmond