KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC-Top order batsman Chinelle Henry has been called-up while left-armer Stacy-Ann King has been recalled to the West Indies Women’s squad for the ODI series in Jamaica and the T20 series in Barbados.
Eighteen-year old Henry is a promising newcomer on the verge of her international debut while King, a 30-year-old who bats left-handed and bowls left-arm medium pace , returns to the regional setup after a year-long break.
The Windies will face New Zealand in three ODIs in Jamaica on October 6, 8 and 10 then travel to Barbados to take on England and New Zealand in the tri-nation T20 Series from October 14 to October 26.
“Henry is a wonderful talent and we want to give her an opportunity at the international level,” Head coach Sherwin Campbell said.
“She has fitted in well in the camp and looks ready to make the move up. It is good to have King back in the squad and she brings experience. She is very good in this format with her explosive batting and deceptive medium-pace bowling.”
The squad will again be led by experienced wicket-keeper Merissa Aguilleira – who has been at the helm since 2009.
The 13-member squad to face New Zealand features the majority of players who reached the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup in India earlier this year.
“We believe we have a strong team which can challenge both New Zealand and England in the coming weeks, especially in our home conditions,” Campbell said.
“The nucleus of the squad has been together for some time. We are developing really well with a good mixture of young enthusiastic players and our reliable experienced world-class players. New Zealand have a young team as well, but we believe we can get the better of them here in Jamaica.”
Campbell said the Windies will use the series as part of their preparations for the ICC Women’s World T20 Championship in Bangladesh in March to April 2014.
“We will be banking on the senior players to stamp their authority and build on what we did in the last two major world tournaments in Sri Lanka and India,” he said.
“We expect them to do very well.”
West Indies will then play England in a three-match ODI series in Trinidad on October 29, November 1 and 3.
The squad for that series will be named later.
The ODI series marks the first time Women’s internationals will be played in Jamaica’s Sabina Park.
Squad for New Zealand ODIs: Merissa Aguilleira (capt), Shemaine Campbelle, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Anisa Mohammed, Subrina Munroe, Shaquana Quintyne, Tremayne Smartt, Shakera Selman, Stafanie Taylor
Squad for T20 tri-series: Merissa Aguilleira (capt), Shemaine Campbelle, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin, Chinelle Henry, Stacy-Ann King, Kyshona Knight, Anisa Mohammed, Juliana Nero, Shaquana Quintyne, Shakera Selman, Tremayne Smartt, Stafanie Taylor.