KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC– Newly appointed assistant coach of the West Indies Women Cricket team, Ezra Moseley, says he is excited to be part of the regional setup as they prepare to battle New Zealand here tomorrow.
Moseley who represented West Indies men in two Tests and nine ODIs is assisting head coach Sherwin Campbell as the Caribbean side and New Zealand meet in their first match at Sabina Park.
The second, in the three-match ODI series will be played on Tuesday and the third and final next Thursday.
“I have been coaching women’s cricket now for more years than I can remember, and I bring a lot of experience and expertise to the table,” he said.
“I used to coach women’s soft ball, and have been coaching Barbados Women in regional cricket for the last couple of years. I therefore think I am qualified to do the job, and I look forward to making a positive contribution.” Moseley believes West Indies Women stand a good chance of winning their three-match One Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand if they play to their true potential.
The series will be first for either team since their exploits at the ICC Women’s World Cup in India in February.
“We have got a lot of talented women playing cricket in the region, and if we can play to our true potential, we can consistently beat some of the top teams in the world,” said Moseley, the former West Indies fast bowler.
“It will, however, require a lot of effort, dedication and focus, qualities that I believe our women possess.”
West Indies will be hoping for outstanding performances from their world- rated players, including former ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year, Jamaican Stafanie Taylor.
The 22-year-old Taylor is set to lead the batting along with Barbadian batting star Deandra Dottin, who three years ago became the first woman to score a Twenty20 International century.
The team will be hoping for inspired bowling performances from Jamaican all-rounder Shanel Daley, and Trinidadian off-spinner Anisa Mohammed.
Daley is ranked number one in the ICC Twenty20 bowling rankings, while Mohammed is number six in the ICC ODI bowling equivalent.