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CWI: Taylor says West Indies ready ahead of T20Is against Aussies

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Photo Credit: Cricket West Indies

West Indies Women are confident as they prepare to start the white ball series against Australia.  Speaking ahead of the tour, Stafanie Taylor, the outstanding allrounder and former captain, acknowledge it will be a major assignment and the team was ready for the challenge.

West Indies started the tour on a high with a victory in their T20 warm-up against New South Wales Women on Thursday afternoon. The first T20I against Australia Women is at the North Sydney Oval on Sunday (Saturday night Caribbean Time).

I think we have a good crop of young players coming through. We’ve seen them in the Under-19 World Cup, and it has been really good so far where we have our Under-19 tournament in Trinidad and a lot of those Under-19s have been integrating with the senior team. You saw that in the recently concluded Ireland series,

Taylor said.

During that series, which was played in Saint Lucia, where the home team won both the T20Is and One-Day Internationals.

Taylor added:

Having them in the system, it’s for us to try an impart that knowledge that we have onto them, and this series is going to be crucial for them but also it’s a learning experience and you don’t want to burden them too much.

On her personal game, Taylor noted:

I’ve been feeling really good for some time. The injury would’ve definitely slowed me down a little bit but it’s nice that I’ve been working hard to get my body back up and it’s been really good.

For me, it is trying to get myself back to the top and spending some time at the crease is going to be crucial because I find that once I’m able to do that, I know runs will come. I just have to believe in myself.

Full Squad

Hayley Matthews (captain)

Shemaine Campbelle (vice-captain)

Aaliyah Alleyne

Shamilia Connell

Afy Fletcher

Cherry Ann Fraser

Shabika Gajnabi

Jannillea Glasgow

Chinelle Henry

Zaida James

Djenaba Joseph

Ashmini Munisar

Karishma Ramharack

Stafanie Taylor

Rashada Williams

Team Management

Shane Deitz (Head Coach)

Sheena Gooding (Team Manager)

Damien Wright (Assistant Coach)

Ryan Austin (Assistant Coach)

Tajay Grant (Physiotherapist)

Antonia Burton (Strength & Conditioning Coach)

Gary Belle (Analyst)

Naasira Mohammed- (Media Officer)

Match Schedule

1 October: 1st T20I at North Sydney Oval, Sydney ​

​2 October: 2nd T20I at North Sydney Oval, Sydney (night) ​

​5 October: 3rd T20I at Allan Border Field, Brisbane (night)

8 October: 1st ODI at Allan Border Field, Brisbane ​

​12 October: 2nd ODI at Junction Oval, Melbourne ​

​14 October: 3rd ODI at Junction Oval, Melbourne


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