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West Indies Women Set To Take On Australia In T20I Series

The iconic North Sydney Oval is abuzz with anticipation as the West Indies women’s team prepares to face Australia in the upcoming Comms Bank T20 International series, starting on Sunday (Saturday night Caribbean Time). West Indies are cautiously confident as they look to upset the home side on their own turf.

The series holds added significance for the West Indies, being their first under the guidance of new head coach, Shane Deitz. His Australian background might offer the Caribbean side a unique perspective on the challenges and nuances of playing Down Under. Such insights could prove invaluable in the closely contested matches ahead.

West Indies captain, Hayley Matthews, exudes a quiet confidence, asserting: “We’re definitely ready for the challenge. Here in Australia, we feel we have nothing to lose and every opportunity to play some truly competitive cricket.” Their recent morale-boosting victory against New South Wales in a preparatory match further underscores their intent.

Shining a light on the team’s fresh talent, Matthews noted: “Our young players are eager. They’re here without the burden of expectations, ready to seize every chance they get in the middle to showcase their skills. Their enthusiasm might just translate into some stellar performances.”

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 (Performance Analyst)
  • Dr. Nadine Sammy (Mental Skills Coach)
  • Naasira Mohammed (Media Officer)

Match Schedule

1 October: 1st T20I at North Sydney Oval, Sydney – 12:20pm local time (9:20pm September 30 Eastern Caribbean, 8:20pm Jamaica)

2 October: 2nd T20I at North Sydney Oval, Sydney (night) – 7:05pm local time (4:05am Eastern Caribbean, 3:05am Jamaica)

5 October: 3rd T20I at Allan Border Field, Brisbane (night) – 6:05pm local time (3:05am Eastern Caribbean, 2:05am Jamaica)

8 October: 1st ODI at Allan Border Field, Brisbane – 9:35am local time (6:35pm October 7 Eastern Caribbean, 5:35pm Jamaica)

12 October: 2nd ODI at Junction Oval, Melbourne – 10:05am local time (7:05pm October 11 Eastern Caribbean, 6:05pm Jamaica)

14 October: 3rd ODI at Junction Oval, Melbourne – 10:05am local time (7:05pm October 13 Eastern Caribbean, 6:05pm Jamaica)


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