Shakera Selman returns to West Indies squad for T20I series against India

West Indies

Fast bowler Shakera Selman is back in West Indies’ squad for the five-match women’s T20I series against India, which begins on Saturday in St Lucia. Selman, according to a CWI release, sat out the ODI series as an injury precaution, “to ensure her full fitness and availability for the T20I series.

Allrounder Chinelle Henry, who suffered a concussion during the first ODI in North Sound and was ruled out of the second and third ODIs, is also back in the squad. Hayley Matthews, who came into the squad for the second and third ODIs as a replacement for Henry, keeps her place for the T20Is.

“Following the Colonial Medical Insurance ODI Series, the majority of the squad has been retained,” Ann Browne-John, lead selector of the women’s and girls’ panel, said. “Chinelle Henry will hopefully be fit and ready to go again after being sidelined through concussion after the first ODI. Shakera Selman will bring her experience to this team to add more fire power to the bowling attack.

“The team has always had good performances in T20 matches and this series is vital preparation for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.”

West Indies T20I squad: Stafanie Taylor (capt), Anisa Mohammed, Aaliyah Alleyne, Afy Fletcher, Shakera Selman, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Stacey-Ann King, Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Shabika Gajnabi, Shemaine Campbelle, Sheneta Grimmond

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