WINDIES WOMEN GO FOR SERIES WIN
TAROUBA, Trinidad – The WINDIES Women have an opportunity to clinch the T20 Sandals International Home Series versus South Africa, by attaining an unassailable 3-0 lead, with a win today.
After a dominant performance with bat and ball on Friday night (September 28), in the second T20 International, the regional women’s team is looking to claim the series with another win today, when they meet again at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.
However, speaking to the media on Friday, Anisa Mohammed reiterated the team’s intentions to not only win the series, but do so confidently, by stating “While we are pleased with our performances in the last two matches, we cannot become complacent, we want to win the series 5-nil and gain some momentum going into the World T20 tournament.”
She was speaking after a breath-taking bowling performance, where she picked up 5 wickets in the match, including a hat-trick from the final 3 balls.
Another WINDIES player who has been putting up good performances in preparation for the tournament is Natasha McLean. The Jamaican opening batter, having scored a confident 38 in the first match, was back at it again on Friday and seems to be peaking at the right time. She amassed 42 runs in their chase of 101 and batted through the innings with her captain and country-mate, Stafanie Taylor, after fellow opener, Hayley Matthews, had fell for 17, seeing the WINDIES to a comfortable victory in the 16th over.
Natasha is confident in her ability to win games with the bat. Also, she is overwhelmed by the level of support that she has received throughout the region. She said, “I am just so happy to be able to represent the region. All of my friends, family and coaches keep telling me to back myself and my abilities and that is what I have been doing. Hopefully, I can continue to perform well.”
Led by Captain Stafanie Taylor and with a series win firmly in their sights, the WINDIES Women are gearing and ready to go. South Africa will be looking to bounce back from losing two on the trot and will seek to utilize what they have learned in those matches to their advantage. Overall, we look forward to a good spectacle of cricket this afternoon.
WINDIES WOMEN: Stafanie Taylor (captain), Merissa Aguilleira, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Sheneta Grimmond, Qiana Joseph, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Natasha McLean, Anisa Mohammed, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman
SOUTH AFRICA WOMEN: Dané van Niekerk (captain), Chloe Tryon (vice-captain), Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Klaas, Lizelle Lee, Suné Luus, Zintle Mali, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Robyn Searle, Tumi Sekhukhune, Saarah Smith, Faye Tunnicliffe, Laura Wolvaardt
Sun 16 1st IWC One-day International – South Africa Women won by 40 runs
Wed 19 2nd IWC ODI – No result
Sat 22 3rd IWC ODI – WINDIES Women won by 115 runs
Mon 24 1st Twenty20 International – WINDIES Women won by 17 runs
Fri 28 2nd T20I – WINDIES Women won by 9 wickets
Sun 30 3rd T20I – Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Thu 4 4th T20I – Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Sat 6 5th T20I – Brian Lara Cricket Academy