Windies girls ready for Sri Lanka

Cave Hill, Barbados -- The West Indies women’s cricketers have been putting in the work at a camp at the Sagicor High Performance Centre with the target of bettering Sri Lanka in the upcoming eight-match series.

Coach Sherwin Campbell expressed great satisfaction with the camp where the emphasis has been on the batting in view of dealing with the expected slow bowling from the Asian team.

“The team has been working extremely hard on their batting skills as we believe that our bowling and fielding levels have been consistently high,” said the former West Indies opener and vice captain.

“We enjoyed a really good series against India and with Sri Lanka being ranked lower than India we need to do well in this series in order to raise our ICC rankings. All of the players have been working toward that objective and of course vice captain, Stefanie Taylor will want to maintain her world ranking as an all rounder and a batter and Deandra Dottin has been moving up the ranks.”

Captain Merissa Aguilleira indicated that the performance of the male Windies did not impact on them since they recognized what they needed to do and they set about to keep their focus to do their job.

However, Campbell indicated that they also knew of the importance of cricket to the West Indies people and they wanted all West Indies teams to do well and provide moral support for each other while giving the Caribbean people great pride.

Amanda Samaroo, 19, returns to the team after a three-year absence while 17-year-old Jamaican wicketkeeper/batter Natasha McLean makes her debut in the squad.

Three players from the recent engagements who are missing from the squad are Britney Cooper who has a finger injury and Bajan duo Kycia Knight and Shaquanna Quintyne who have exams commitments.

FULL SQUAD: Merissa Aguilleira (captain), Stefanie Taylor (vice captain), Shermaine Campbelle, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin, Pearl Etienne, Stacy-Ann King, Natasha McLean, Anisa Mohammed, Subrina Munroe, Juliana Nero, Shakera Selman, Treymayne Smart and Amanda Samaroo

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 13:33