Eleven members of the winning 2016 ICC Women’s WT20 team have been retained in the Windies squad for the 2018 edition, starting on 9 November in the Caribbean.
Chinelle Henry, Natasha McLean and Chedean Nation have also been included, along with uncapped Sheneta Grimmond.
“Captaining the West Indies in the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 is both a huge honour and a massive challenge," said skipper Stafanie Taylor. "It will obviously be a great feeling to lead the team at home, but one has to also live up to expectations of being defending champions.”
"We have a great squad with several potential match winners, but we will have to be at our best in each and every match if we want to lift the trophy again.”
Taylor added that excitement for an ICC event on home turf is really building. "This promises to be a highly competitive tournament. I really hope that Windies fans can come out and support us as we strive to defend our title on home soil”.
Chairman of selectors Courtney Browne said: “The selection panel would like to wish Stafanie Taylor and her team all the best for the ICC WWT20. The preparation period would have held them in good stead for the tournament. We welcome the return of Britney Cooper who was part of the 2016 winning World Cup squad and Chinelle Henry who is dynamic in the field and her all-round ability adds variety to the squad. The team is highly experienced, and this should aid them in the defence of their World T20 title.”
Stafanie Taylor – Captain
The ICC Women’s World T20 2018 will be held in Guyana, St Lucia and Antigua & Barbuda between 9 and 24 November.
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