Merissa Ria Aguilleriawicket-keeper batter
National SideSri Lanka
Date of Birth18-02-1985
Place of BirthTrinidad
Batting StyleRight-hand Bat
Merissa Aguilleria is a Trinidadian cricketer. She is a right-handed wicket-keeper batswoman. She plays for West Indies women’s cricket team as well as for Trinidad and Tobago women’s cricket team. Earlier in Merissa’s life, she went to Moruga Composite School where she played windball cricket. Merissa is also the Sports Ambassador for Atlantic LNG.
Aguillera captained the West Indies in the 2009 Women’s Cricket World Cup.
In 2015, Aguilleira was removed as captain when Pakistan women’s cricket team toured West Indies, three days prior to the team getting announced. Jamaica’s Stafanie Taylor replaced her. Aguilleira was captain of the West Indies from 2007-2015 leading the side for almost 8 years. While she was captain, she took the team to the finals of the 2013 Women’s Cricket World Cup and also took the team to the semi-finals in three Twenty20 World Cups.
Aguilleria is amongst those players who have the great cricketing mind and her captaining results prove the fact. The former captain was the member of the winning side in T20 world cup 2016 which was held in India. Although she doesn’t lead the team now, but still remains the first choice wicketkeeper for Windies.