Afy Fletcher

West Indies Women leg-spinner and right-handed batter Afy Fletcher has been named in West Indies Women’s 18-member squad for the ODI series against South Africa. Notably, Afy Fletcher returned to the Windies squad from maternity leave.

Afy Fletcher Returns to Women’s WI Squad

The 18-member squad for the series, announced by Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Saturday (IST), also has three uncapped players — Kaysia Schultz, a left-arm orthodox bowler; Mandy Mangru, a right-handed batter; and Jannillea Glasgow, a right-arm medium pacer.

The three were members of the West Indies Women’s A team which played against Pakistan Women’s A Team last year. Also read: ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 Schedule Squad – Updated

“The South Africa series comes at an opportune time as the team prepares for the upcoming World Cup,” Ann Browne-John, CWI’s Lead Selector for Women’s cricket, said on Friday (January 14).

“The squad has been preparing and building during the past year, even with the limitations caused by the pandemic and hopefully they can put it all together. The return of the experienced Afy Fletcher brings added variety to the bowling particularly with the absence of Qiana Joseph who has been ruled out due to injury.

“In our drive to continue the expansion of our player pool, the panel has included three young, uncapped players. They are Kaysia Schultz, Mandy Mangru as well as teenager Jannillea Glasgow.

Exposure to international cricket at this time will most certainly give them the experience and match time needed to develop and grow their individual talents. The panel believes that this blend of youth and experience will work well as we continue our preparations for the World Cup,” she added.

The squad is due to arrive in South Africa on January 16, ahead of the series that will be played at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg from January 25 to February 7. They will have a training camp ahead of the warm-up game.

West Indies Squad

Stafanie Taylor (C), Anisa Mohammed (VC), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Jannillea Glasgow, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Mandy Mangru, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Kaysia Schultz, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams

Women’s SA vs Women’s WI Schedule

  • January 25: warm-up match – vs South Africa XI (day)
  • January 28: 1st ODI (day/night)
  • January 31: 2nd ODI (day)
  • February 3: 3rd ODI (day/night)
  • February 6: 4th ODI (day)