Medium-pacers Aaliyah Alleyne and Shawnisha Hector were called up to West Indies’ 14-strong main squad for the first time on Saturday, with Hector having been reserve before, after impressing selectors during a training camp. They join Campbelle and Nation, who missed the recent tour of Australia through injury.
Ann Browne-John, lead selector of West Indies’ Women’s and Girls’ Panel, said: “The selection panel chose a good balance of youth and experience when assembling this squad.”
The first two fixtures in the three-match series against India will be played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on November 1 and 3, followed by another at the same ground on November 6. The teams will then play five T20Is from November 9, two in St Lucia and three in Guyana.
Deandra Dottin, one of the side’s batting mainstays who missed the tours of England and Ireland and Australia due to a shoulder injury, was also absent from the squad to face India.
West Indies: Stafanie Taylor (capt.), Anisa Mohammed, Aaliyah Alleyne, Afy Fletcher, Britney Cooper, Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Stacy-Ann King, Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Shabika Gajnabi, Shawnisha Hector, Shemaine Campbelle, Sheneta Grimmond