Stafanie Taylor
Stafanie Taylor. (Picture by Harry Trump-ICC/ICC through Getty Pictures)

The seasoned gamers of the West Indies girls’s cricket group, Hayley Matthews, Stafanie Taylor, and Deandra Dottin are all set to guide their respective sides within the inaugural Girls’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL) season this yr. The three-team match is scheduled to kick off on August 30 and it will likely be hosted by St Kitts.

Hayley Matthews can be captaining the Barbados Royals whereas Windies skipper Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin can be main the Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders respectively. In the meantime, the abroad gamers are but to be introduced. The boys’s Caribbean Premier League has been energetic for almost a decade i.e. 2013 whereas this would be the first-ever version of the ladies’s T20 competitors.

Hayley Matthews, Stafanie Taylor among the many prime all-rounders going round

“With Matthews and Taylor rated within the prime 10 T20 allrounders on this planet and Dottin one of the harmful batters within the girls’s recreation, all three gamers have proven their high quality for the West Indies and in home competitions across the globe,” a CPL press launch stated.

The upcoming version of the Girls’s CPL could be an amazing confidence-booster for the Windies gamers as they begin their preparations for subsequent yr’s Girls’s T20 World Cup in South Africa. The Caribbean group has lifted the celebrated title as soon as, having gotten the higher of a harmful Australian group within the last in 2016.

They blew cold and warm on this yr’s ICC Girls’s World Cup the place they narrowly managed to make the semis. Nonetheless, their hopes had been dashed after they had been outplayed by the eventual champions Australia within the knock-out conflict.

The groups have been drafted from a pool of gamers that was put collectively by Cricket West Indies (CWI’s) choice committee out of which 33 had been picked to characterize the area with a combination of expertise and expertise. Moreover, every group will get to signal three abroad gamers which can carry the whole squad measurement to 14.

Listed here are the squads for the inaugural version of the Girls’s CPL:

Barbados Royals: Hayley Matthews (c), Shakera Selman, Reniece Boyce, Mandy Mangru, Britney Cooper, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shanika Bruce, Afy Fletcher, Qiana Joseph, Japhina Joseph, Chinelle Henry.

Guyana Amazon Warriors: Stafanie Taylor (c), Shemaine Campbelle, Rashada Williams, Rachael Vincent, Kaysia Schultz, Chedean Nation, Cherry-Ann Fraser, Shamilia Connell, Karishma Ramharack, Shabika Gajnabi, Zaida James.

Trinbago Knight Riders: Deandra Dottin (c), Lee Ann Kirby, Kyshona Knight, Kycia Knight, Anisa Mohammed, Natasha McLean, Shawnisha Hector, Sheneta Grimmond, Caneisha Isaac, Jannillea Glasgow, Steffie Soogrim.