West Indies Women Cricket Squad Ready For Pakistan

Britney Cooper was expelled from a 20-member training team to start preparing for the upcoming series against Pakistan.

The 29-year-old batsman, one of the heroes of the Twenty20 World Cup 2016 triumph, has struggled lately in the recent last ICC tournament last November, scoring just 23 runs in five innings.

Cooper is the only experienced player to be missed, as the squad consists of 14 of the 15 players who participated in the last T20 World Cup in the Caribbean.

Selectors, however, have called 21-year-old Jamaican Rashada Williams for her first taste of international action, and Convenor Courtney Browne said there is great hope for the player.

“Coming into the squad for the first time is the young opening batsman Rashada Williams, who impressed the selectors with their solid technique and ability against spin bowling,” said Browne.

“The jury believes that, with the help of the coaching staff, it can become a very good player who can bring solidity.”

The crew will be involved in a two-week camp that was started yesterday at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.

Captain Stafanie Taylor, however, is not shown due to her participation in the current Big Bash League of women in Australia.

West Indies will face Pakistan next month in three international matches and T20 internationals, and Browne said selectors were looking for improved performance, especially in the shorter format.

“After a decent and competitive run in the ICC T20 World Cup 2018, the windies women are expected to build on this momentum in the One-Dayers and T20 series against Pakistan,” he said.

“Above all, the team has to improve its performance in ODI cricket, and we want to see a significant improvement in this format.

“The women have been involved in a number of strategic camps over the past year, and we have seen improvements seen during the T20 World Cup, especially in the field.”

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