Afy Fletcher appointed Windies Women vice-captain for final two T20Is against New Zealand

By Sports Desk October 05, 2022
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Leg-break bowler Afy Fletcher has been named vice-captain of the West Indies Women’s team for the fourth and fifth T20IS against New Zealand.

Fletcher will take over from fast bowler Shakera Selman who will miss the final two games of the series because of injury.

Fletcher has been a steady performer with the ball during the series, taking three wickets at just 4.3 runs per over. In the CG United ODI Series, Fletcher took four wickets at an economy of 4.11 and an average of 21.75 runs per wicket.

“The final two matches will prove to be very critical to the series as it is poised 2-1 at the moment. It has been an enthralling series with some matches being decided in the final few balls,” said lead selector Ann Browne-John.

“Some of the young players have started to show great development during the series and it is with anticipation that we look forward to their contributions in the final matches.

“Afy is one of the senior players who also is the captain of her regional team as well as being an outstanding international leg-spinner. She will bring the necessary support to the captain at this time.”

The upcoming matches will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 October.

The fourth match starts at 10 am local time (9 am Jamaica Time) while the fifth and final match bowls off at 1:30 pm (12:30 pm Jamaica Time).

The series has had three exciting and close-run matches already.  West Indies won the first match by one wicket off the last ball, while the visitors took the second match by six wickets with a ball to spare. The White Ferns won the third match, a low-scoring affair by five wickets with eight balls to spare.

 

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