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HEADLINE: WINDIES Women start as underdogs at home 2019-10-31 22:59:59 

After stubbing their toe, in surrendering a one nil series lead to Pakistan Women in February, to lose the three-match One Day International series 2-1—WINDIES Women are yet to recover. In fact, the Stafanie Taylor-led team have been swept 3-0, at home and away, in the two ODI series they have contested against England and Australia, respectively, since then. However, with key players such as Deandra Dottin, Shakera Selman, Hayley Matthews, Shemaine Campbelle and Chedean Nation missing, at some point or the other, during this torrid period, one can understand the misfortunes of this unsettled West Indies team.

Though, newly appointed interim head coach, Gus Logie, will welcome the services of Nation and Campbelle, the West Indies must, once again, make do without Dottin, Selman and Mathews (who will be available for selection for the 3rd ODI of this series).  Currently 7th of the eight teams on the ICC Women’s Championship points table, with a mere 11 points, WINDIES Women have summoned, for the first time, the services of Aaliyah Alleyne and Shawnisha Hector—seemingly at the expense of the experienced Shamelia Connell. Cricket West Indies named the following 14-woman squad for the first two ODIs against India in Antigua; Stafanie Taylor (c), Anisa Mohammed (vc), Aaliyah Alleyne, Afy Fletcher, Britney Cooper, Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Stacey-Ann King, Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Shabika Gajnabi, Shawnisha Hector, Shemaine Campbelle, Sheneta Grimmond.

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