Dottin heads list of 21 players selected for pre-World Cup camp

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Deandra Dottin has been named with 20 other players by Cricket West Indies’ Selection Panel, for a pre-World Cup camp from January 6-25 in Antigua to finalise their preparations for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.

Deandra returns to West Indies Women’s duty after shoulder surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation period, which ensured her full recovery and availability for the team.

Captain Stafanie Taylor, who missed the T20 International series against the visiting Indian Women’s team in November, will also be returning, along with bowlers Shamilia Connell and Shakera Selman.

CWI’s Women’s and Girls Head Selector, Ann Browne-John said, “The panel has selected a squad showing a mix of youth and experience in preparation for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. The recently concluded Women’s Franchise Tournament in Trinidad also gave the panel an opportunity to view the players in a T20 setting just prior to the World Cup.”

Browne- John added, “Deandra Dottin seemed to return right where she left off before her injury and had remarkable performances from the first match. Shamilia Connell and Shakera Selman are also returning from injury and the panel hopes that by the time the final selection is to be made for the World Cup, all players will be fit and ready.”

The pre-World Cup camp is scheduled from January 6-25, during which the final squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will be selected before departure to Australia. The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will take place between February 21 and March 8.

The 21-member Training Camp Squad:

Stafanie Taylor

Deandra Dottin

Shamilia Connell

Hayley Matthews

Aaliyah Alleyne

Shakera Selman

Sheneta Grimmond

Kaysia Schultz

Shabika Gajnabi

Cherry Ann Fraser

Shemaine Campbelle

Chinelle Henry

Natasha McLean

Chedean Nation

Shawnisha Hector

Anisa Mohammed

Lee Ann Kirby

Karishma Ramharack

Caneisha Isaac

Britney Cooper

Afy Fletcher

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