West Indies Cricket has announced the squad for the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup slated to be played in Australia from February 21 to March 8.
The team sees the return of captain Stafanie Taylor and all-rounder Deandra Dottin, who were out of the squad due to injuries.
“The World Cup squad continues to show a blend of experience and young emerging players. It is boosted by the return of captain Stafanie Taylor, who was out of the T20 series against India through injury,” chief selector Ann Browne-John said in a release.
“We are also pleased to welcome back Deandra Dottin, who made such a big impact on international cricket in the past few years until she was sidelined by injury,” John added.
Lee-Ann Kirby, meanwhile, returned to the West Indies squad after more than 12 years. The 32-year-old all-rounder from Trinidad and Tobago played the last of her two T20Is in July 2008.
“Lee Ann Kirby returns to the team after an extended absence, but she has shown herself to be a prolific scorer,” John added further.
West Indies, who last played international cricket in November, will compete with Pakistan in three warm-up matches in Brisbane ahead of the T20 World Cup.
They begin their campaign on February 22 against first-timers Thailand in Perth ahead of matches against Pakistan (Canberra) and England (Sydney) on February 26 and March 1, respectively. Their final group fixture will be on March 3 against South Africa in Sydney.
Stafanie Taylor (c), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry-Ann Fraser, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle Henry, Lee-Ann Kirby, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed, Chedean Nation, Shakera Selman.