Anisa Mohammed returns to Windies Women for Australia ODI series

By August 28, 2019

Windies off-spinner Anisa Mohammed has been included in the 13-member West Indies Women’s squad to play the three-match Colonial Medical Insurance One Day International (ODI) Series against Australia, starting on September 5 in Antigua.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old Guyanese medium-pacer Shabika Gajnabi has received a maiden call to the West Indies Women’s Squad

Mohammed last played international cricket for the West Indies in the away tour against Pakistan in February. She is the fifth-highest ODI wicket-taker in women’s cricket with 146 wickets and brings a wealth of experience to the Stafanie Taylor-led team.

Her experience will help fill the void left by Shakera Selman, Chedean Nation and Shemaine Campbelle, who not selected because of injury. Kyshona Knight has also included in the squad.

Gajnabi is a three-time captain of the Guyana Under-19 girls team and brings composure and a strong arm to the squad. With a top score of 77 in the CWI Women’s Championship earlier this year and a handy economy rate, she provides depth in both batting and bowling.

“The panel selected the best available players from the camp in Antigua over the last month, as a result of most of our senior players being unavailable due to injury,” Robert Haynes, CWI’s Interim Chairman of Selectors.

“We have included Anisa Mohammed and Kyshona Knight who have a lot of experience between them, which is required when playing against Australia, the top-ranked women’s team.

“As a result of the injuries to our senior players, it gave us the opportunity to select two of our younger players in Shabika Gajnabi and Karishma Ramharack to give the captain more options in the bowling department.”

The West Indies Women will bowl off their home series against Australia in a day-night ODI at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua. The Windies women will play the two remaining matches at the Sir Vivian Richard Stadium before the tour moves to the Kensington Oval in Barbados for the three T20 Internationals.

Stafanie Taylor (Captain), Hayley Matthews (Vice-Captain), Reniece Boyce,  Afy Fletcher, Chinelle Henry, Shamilia Connell, Stacy Ann King, Natasha McLean, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Anisa Mohammed, Karishma Ramharack, Shabika Gajnabi

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