WEST INDIES NAME WOMENíS SQUAD FOR PAKISTAN TOUR AND ICC WOMENíS CRICKET WORLD CUP QUALIFIER 2021

Tue, Oct 26, '21

 

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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies (CWI) Women’s selection panel today named a 15-member squad and three reserves for the three-match One Day International (ODI) series against Pakistan Women and the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2021 in Zimbabwe. The three reserve players will also be travelling with the squad.

The touring squad sees a return for Shemaine Campbelle who missed the home series against Pakistan Women and South Africa Women due to injury. Campbelle impressed the selectors and coaches in the lone practice match before departure, by striking a century in 107 deliveries, which included 12 fours and a six. Also returning to the squad is captain Stafanie Taylor, who missed the recent series against South Africa in Antigua.

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T20 World Cup: South Africa confirm absent De Kock refused to take the knee

Tue, Oct 26, '21

 

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South Africa's Quinton de Kock opted out of Tuesday's T20 World Cup game against West Indies as he refused to take the knee.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) initially revealed De Kock was unavailable for South Africa's Group 1 match at Dubai International Stadium for "personal reasons".

CSA has now confirmed former captain De Kock refused to go along with the order.

A CSA statement said: "Cricket South Africa has noted the personal decision by South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock not to take the knee ahead of Tuesday's game against the West Indies.

"All players had been required, in line with a directive of the CSA board on Monday evening, to take the knee in a united and consistent stance against racism

"This is also the global gesture against racism that has been adopted by sportspeople across sporting codes because they recognize the power of sport to bring people together."

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Phil Simmons defends decision to exclude Roston Chase from West Indies team for England match

Mon, Oct 25, '21

 

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West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has defended the decision to exclude Roston Chase from the team’s opening match in the ICC T20 World Cup against England on Saturday and insists that they did not misread the pitch before selecting the team.

In a rematch of the 2016 T20 World Cup final when the West Indies emerged victoriously, England bowled the defending champions out for 55 with Chris Gayle top-scoring with 13. England’s spinners took six of the 10 wickets to fall before their batters achieved the winning target in 8.2 overs.

Chase, a more than useful bowler, would have also given the West Indies another bowling option as a spinner in the match where spinners took eight of the 14 wickets to fall, the best of them being England’s Adil Rashid, who boasted ridiculous figures of four wickets for two runs from his four overs.

Still, Coach Simmons speaking with the media on Sunday, insisted that the team they selected was the right one for the conditions.

“I don’t think we misread the pitch. Yes, the spinners got some wickets but as you go along you have seen that the pitch was a good pitch,” he said during a media conference from Dubai on Sunday where the West Indies are preparing to face South Africa on Tuesday.

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Windies will continue to be aggressive but have to be better at assessing game situations - Simmons

Mon, Oct 25, '21

 

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West Indies head coach has admitted that the game and situational awareness of the team was not at its best against England on Saturday but said the team will continue to be aggressive in its approach when they take on South Africa on Tuesday.

Simmons conceded that this was a concern for the team.

“There is a concern from yesterday (Saturday) because the game awareness and situational awareness was not at its best. From that point of view, definitely and it is something that is being addressed, not just with him (Lendl) but with all the players as to how we assess the situation that we are in because it can be assessed inside; those in the middle must assess the situation and play accordingly.”

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Poor execution, failure to adapt & a lack of responsibility: West Indies fall behind in title defence

Sun, Oct 24, '21

by KRISSANIA YOUNG

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In a rematch of the 2016 World Cup finale, expectations—most certainly that of runs—were high. What no analyst could have predicted, however, was that the West Indies would have been steamrolled and all wrapped up in the 15th over, putting an end to a batting display that produced nothing except their lowest ever total at the tournament.

No Roston Chase. No Hayden Walsh Jr. That’s how the West Indies lined up. Now, despite the abysmal batting display, it seems hard to fault a team for exiting at the ‘sticking-with-our-best-batsmen’ turn, in moving ahead with a top-order comprised of four left-handers, even when the right-handed Chase was available. Especially considering that this was just game 1 of five in the Super 12 stage. However, what we can criticize this early in the tournament are the poor execution, the failure to adapt and the lack of responsibility that dominated the West Indies innings.

Poor Execution

It was one of those days that have been few and far in-between, over the last two years; where Evin Lewis failed to fire and was back in the dressing room for just 6 runs, leaving the West Indies 9 for 1 after 2 overs. WINDIES had to get going. And Simmons’ decision to meet Moeen Ali’s second delivery of his 2nd over down the track, seemed a good one, upon connection. Until the realization dawned that the 36-year-old had picked out the lone leg-side fielder in the deep: West Indies 9 for 2.

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