[www.inewsguyana.com] – Vanessa Watts, an accurate right-arm slow bowler and steady lower-order batter from Jamaica has been named as the only newcomer in the West Indies Women Team.
This follows a release by the selection panel on Tuesday which indicated that the 15 member West Indies women’s squad for the upcoming eight-match series in New Zealand will be captained by regular wicketkeeper Merissa Aguilleira.
The 26-year-old Watts was one of the leading slow bowlers during last year’s WICB women’s tournament when she helped Jamaica win both the 50-over and t20 titles.
She took eight wickets in the 50-overs competition, including best figures of 4-12 against Dominica and also carted off six wickets in the t20 tournament including 2 for 17 in the final against Barbados.
The squad includes most of the players who featured in the west indies women’s victory in the tri-series tri-nation last October, including Stafanie Taylor, and Anisa Mohammed.
The West Indies women’s team, the world cup runners-up, will arrive in New Zealand on Monday, February 10 and will have a one-week camp as they prepare to face the white ferns in three one-day internationals and five t20 internationals.