HARARE, Zimbabwe – West Indies Women head into the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier on a winning note, after defeating Thailand women by 151 runs in their warm-up match at the Sunrisers Sports Club ground, on Friday.
Deandra Dottin, fresh from her impressive showing against Pakistan, struck 11 fours and a six for her contribution of 101, as the West Indies Women posted 230-6 from their 50 overs.
Hayley Matthews, Player of the Series from the recently three-match ODIs in Pakistan, also continued her good form with six fours on her way to 57. Thailand Women were then bowled out for 79 all out in 36.3 overs. Fast bowler Shakera Selman was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with 2-1-1-2, followed by seamer Aaliyah Alleyne with 5-2-9-2.
Head Coach Courtney Walsh was pleased with the outcome ahead of the first match on November 23 against Ireland.
“It was good to get in a practice match in Zimbabwe to get accustomed to the conditions. The ladies went out and did what was required. Deandra and Hayley had good knocks, so it’s good to see the runs continuing from over from Pakistan. We gave all the bowlers a chance to get a feel of the pitch here in Zimbabwe. It was important to get match practice as Papua New Guinea pulled out so we are short one game,” he said.
“Once you keep winning you’re going to keep having confidence. We left Pakistan pretty confidently and it’s important to keep that momentum and not taking anything for granted. Obviously this was just a practice game but the win is important for team morale and then we have a few days before we start the competition, so it’s good to get that win under our belts.”
The West Indies Women will continue their training schedule for the next three days before kickstarting their qualifying campaign on November 23 against Ireland.
- Stafanie Taylor (captain)
- Anisa Mohammed (vice-captain)
- Aaliyah Alleyne
- Shemaine Campbelle
- Shamilia Connell
- Deandra Dottin
- Sheneta Grimmond
- Chinelle Henry
- Qiana Joseph
- Kycia Knight
- Kyshona Knight
- Hayley Matthews
- Chedean Nation
- Shakera Selman
- Rashada Williams
- Cherry Ann Fraser
- Shabika Gajnabi
- Karishma Ramharack
ICC WOMEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP QUALIFER 2021 GROUPS
Group A: West Indies, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands
Group B: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Zimbabwe, USA
ICC WOMEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP QUALIFER 2021 – WEST INDIES WOMEN GROUP A FIXTURES.
November 23 – West Indies vs Ireland, Old Hararians
November 27 – West Indies vs Sri Lanka, Old Hararians
November 29 – West Indies vs Netherlands, Sunrise Cricket Club
ICC WOMEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP QUALIFIER 2021 – SUPER6 FIXTURES
Super 6 Match 21 – Old Hararians
Super 6 Match 22 – Harare Sports Club
Super 6 Match 23 – Sunrise Cricket Club
Super 6 Match 24 – Old Hararians
Super 6 Match 25 -Harare Sports Club
Super 6 Match 26 – Sunrise Cricket Club
Super 6 Match 27 – Old Hararians
Super 6 Match 28 – Harare Sports Club
Super 6 Match 29 – Sunrise Cricket Club
*All matches start at 9:30am local time, 3:30am Eastern Caribbean time, 2:30am Jamaica time.