King is back; backs WI all the way
 

WICB Media Release.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – After five years in the West Indies Women’s team, Stacy Ann King, spent a year in the wilderness.

Now she is back aiming to start what can be described as the “second coming of my cricket career”, after being recalled for the historic Women's T20 Tri-Series.

At 30, King returns a year older and wiser than the player who was part of the West Indies team which lost the semi-final of the ICC Women’s World T20 tournament in Sri Lanka last October.

“I’m back and I’m here to stay. It’s always good to be in the group. I was warmly welcomed by the girls and it almost felt like I was not out of the team. The team has a good spirit and everyone is focussed on the series with New Zealand and England,” she told WICB Media.

“I bring experience as one of the senior players in the team and I will try to add that experience and knowledge as we move forward. I want to maintain what I do best – tidy bowling effort and look to make a contribution with the bat.”

During the time off King enrolled in a Physical Instructors Course which helped to boost her strength and fitness for her role as a left-handed batter and left-arm seam bowler. It is this she hopes will bring her success in the series starting Monday night, and which features three of the world best teams – West Indies, England and New Zealand.

“It was tough and challenging ...quite challenging mentally and physically but it helped me to prepare for the tournament. I’m happy to see the rewards for it,” said King, who has played 50 ODIs and 47 T20s.

“I did a lot of reflection and analysed my game. I was told what I needed to do to make my way back into the team and I worked really hard to earn a spot.”

FULL SQUADS

West Indies: Merissa Aguilleira (Captain), Shemaine Campbelle, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin, Chinelle Henry, Stacy Ann King, Kyshona Knight, Anisa Mohammed, Juliana Nero, Shaquana Quintyne, Tremayne Smartt, Shakera Selman, Stafanie Taylor

Coach: Sherwin Campbell

New Zealand: Suzie Bates (captain), Erin Bermingham, Nicola Browne, RachelCandy, Sophie Devine, Natalie Dodd, Maddy Green, France MacKay, Nielsen, Katie Perkins, Rachel Priest, Sian Ruck, Amy Satterwaite, Lea Tahuhu

Coach: Katrina Keegan

England: Charlotte Edwards (Captain), Tasmin Beaumont, Holly Colvin, Kate Cross, Natasha Farrant, Lydia Greenaway, Jenny Gunn, Danielle Hazell, Amy Jones, Beth Langston, Natalie Sciver, Sarah Taylor, Laura Winfield, Danielle Wyatt

Coach: Paul Shaw

Match schedule and officials

Monday, October 14: West Indies vs New Zealand

Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite, Joel Wilson

Television umpire: Peter Nero

Fourth official: Ryan Willoughby

Match manager: Mervyn Jones

Wednesday, October 16: New Zealand vs England

Umpires: Peter Nero, Gregory Brathwaite

Television umpire: Joel Wilson

Fourth official: Ryan Willoughby

Match manager: Mervyn Jones

Friday, October 18: West Indies vs England

Umpires: Peter Nero, Joel Wilson

Television umpire: Gregory Brathwaite

Fourth official: Troy Tudor

Match manager: Mervyn Jones

Sunday, October 20: West Indies vs New Zealand

Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite, Peter Nero

Television umpire: Joel Wilson

Fourth official: Kevin Sisnett

Match manager: Carlyle Carter

Tuesday, October 22: England vs New Zealand

Umpires: Joel Wilson, Peter Nero

Television umpire: Gregory Brathwaite

Fourth official: Jonathan Blades

Match manager: Carlyle Carter

Thursday, October 24: West Indies vs England

Umpires: Joel Wilson, Gregory Brathwaite

Television umpire: Peter Nero

Fourth official: Jonathan Blades

Match manager:  Carlyle Carter

Saturday: October 26: FINAL

Umpires: Peter Nero, Joel Wilson

Television umpire: Gregory Brathwaite

Fourth official: Jonathan Blades

Match manager: Mervyn Jones

WICB Media Release.

Date: 
Mon, 10/14/2013 - 11:48