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West Indies name former skipper in squad for T20 World Cup

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Former captain Stafanie Taylor has been named in the West Indies squad for this month's ICC Women's T20 World Cup and will be given every opportunity to prove her fitness prior to the event.

The experienced all-rounder has been battling a back issue ahead of the start of the T20 World Cup in South Africa on February 10, but selectors are hopeful the 31-year-old will be fit to participate in the event.

Taylor was one of 15 players named in the squad by the West Indies on Wednesday, with fellow all-rounder Hayley Matthews to lead the Caribbean side with help from vice-captain Shemaine Campbelle.

There are three players in the squad that featured at the recent Women's Under-19 T20 World Cup - Zaida James, Trishan Holder and Djenaba Joseph - and lead selector lead selector Ann Browne-John is confident the trio can make valuable contributions.

"The selectors have opted for a blend of youth and experience for the upcoming T20 World Cup," she said. 

"We continue the developmental pathway to grow women’s cricket in the region, hence we feel the time is right to include three of the Under 19 Rising Stars in the squad."

"We believe the 15 players consist of a good all-round mix and we expect them to be able to compete in this World Cup."

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West Indies are drawn in Group 2 alongside England, India, Pakistan and Ireland, with their first match of the tournament coming against England in Paarl on February 11.

West Indies squad: Hayley Matthews (c), Shemaine Campbelle (vc), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Shabika Gajnabi, Chinelle Henry, Trishan Holder, Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams.


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