McLean recalled for New Zealand series
West Indies Women batter Natasha McLean

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — Selectors have recalled Natasha McLean, for the first time in two years, to face New Zealand Women in the first two One-Day Internationals (ODI) of the three-match series which gets underway here today.

The 27-year-old batter has also not featured in an ODI for the Caribbean side in three years but has been included in a 13-member squad announced yesterday.

All-rounder Hayley Matthews will lead the unit in her first-ever campaign as captain and will have at her disposal veteran seamer Shakera Selman who has been named vice-captain.

However, she will have to do without the services of one the side's leading batters as Shemaine Campbelle has been sidelined for the entire ODI and Twenty20 series due to injury..

"The CG United ODI Series against New Zealand is another opportunity to continue to build the team," chief selector Ann Browne-John said. "The panel once again has blended developing and senior players.

"Unfortunately, Shemaine Campbelle has been ruled out of the series through injury. While this is a blow to both the batting and wicketkeeping departments, it allows the upcoming wicketkeepers to showcase their talent.

"It is hoped that particularly the batters will use this CG United ODI series to get some big scores, which will boost confidence."

Cherry-Ann Fraser, Jannillea Glasgow, Sheneta Grimmond, named in the originally 17-member squad, will serve as reserves.

The ODI series was to begin on Friday at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium but was rescheduled because of Tropical Storm Fiona.


Hayley Matthews (captain)

Shakera Selman (vice-captain)

Aaliyah Alleyne

Shamilia Connell

Afy Fletcher

Shabika Gajnabi

Chinelle Henry

Kyshona Knight

Natasha McLean

Chedean Nation

Karishma Ramharack

Stafanie Taylor

Rashada Williams

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