West Indies women's cricket team

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West Indies
Insignia of the West Indies Cricket Board
Nickname Windies
Association West Indies Cricket Board
ICC status Full member (1926)
ICC region Americas
Coach Vasbert Drakes
Captain Stafanie Taylor
First Test
West Indies Cricket Board West Indies vs. Australia 
(Montego Bay; 7 May 1976)
First ODI
West Indies Cricket Board West Indies vs. England 
(Teddington; 6 June 1979)
First T20I
West Indies Cricket Board West Indies vs. Ireland 
(Dublin; 27 June 2008)
World Cup
Appearances 5 (first in 1993)
Best result Runner-up (2013)
World Cup Qualifier
Appearances 1 (first in 2003)
Best result Runner-up (2003)
World Twenty20
Appearances 5 (first in 2009)
Best result Winner (2016)
as of 3 April 2016

The West Indies women's cricket team, nicknamed the Windies, is a combined team of players from various countries in the Caribbean that competes in international women's cricket. The team is organised by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), which represents fifteen countries and territories.

The West Indies currently competes in the ICC Women's Championship, the highest level of the sport, and has participated in five of the ten editions of the Women's Cricket World Cup held to date. At the most recent 2013 World Cup, the team made the tournament's final for the first time, but lost to Australia. At the inaugural edition of the World Cup, in 1973, two teams that now compete as part of the West Indies, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, competed separately. A combined West Indian team made its Test debut in 1976 (almost 50 years after its male counterpart), and its One Day International (ODI) in 1979. At the ICC World Twenty20, the team won its first title at the 2016 tournament, having made the semi-finals in each of the preceding tournaments.

History[edit]

Test history[edit]

The first Test series played by the West Indies was at home to Australia in 1975–76, when both the three-day matches were drawn. In 1976–77 the same team then played a six Test series away to India. They lost the fourth and then won the sixth Test by over an innings to level the series. The remaining games were drawn.

1979 then saw the Windies play their third Test series, this time away to England. However, they fared poorly, losing the first and third Tests and drawing the second to go down 2–0.

Finally, in 2003–04, after a 24-year wait, the West Indies resumed Test cricket with a one-off match away to Pakistan, this time played over 4 days. The result was a draw.

One-day international history[edit]

When the first World Cup was played in 1973, the West Indies did not compete as an individual unit. Instead a separate team represented Jamaica, and another side represented Trinidad and Tobago. Additionally, three West Indian players participated in an International XI side that also competed in the 1973 World Cup. None of the teams fared well, however, with the International XI finishing in fourth place out of seven with a record of won three, lost two and one no result; Trinidad and Tobago finishing fifth with two wins and four losses; and Jamaica finishing sixth with one win, four losses and one match abandoned.

The first one-day internationals (ODIs) played by a combined West Indian side were two games away to England during their 1979 tour. Three ODIs were planned, but the second ODI was washed out without a ball being bowled. In the first ODI, England won comfortably by eight wickets, and in the third ODI saw the West Indies level the series with a two wicket win.

1993 saw West Indian players compete in a World Cup for the second time, this time as part of a combined team. They finished seventh, with only Denmark and the Netherlands below them, after winning only two and losing five of their seven matches. Their next games were in the 1997–98 World Cup, where they finished in ninth place, above only Denmark and Pakistan. The only match they won was the 9th place play-off game against the Danes.

2002–03 saw the Sri Lankan women's cricket team tour the West Indies and play a six-match ODI series, which the Sri Lankan's won six-nil. The closest match was the fourth, where the Windies went down by only 9 runs. 2003 saw the Windies greatest cricketing success, when they finished second in the International Women's Cricket Council Trophy, after winning four and losing one of their five games. The Trophy was competed for by the weaker ODI sides – Ireland, Windies, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Scotland and Japan.

2003–04 saw the Windies play five ODIs in India followed by a seven ODI and one Test tour to Pakistan. All five games against India were lost comfortably. As expected, the tour to Pakistan was more successful and the ODI series was won five-two.

They finished fifth in the 2004–05 World Cup, ahead of Sri Lanka, South Africa and Ireland, but behind Australia, India, New Zealand and India. They won two and lost three games, with one no result and one abandoned match. After being eliminated from the World Cup, the team stayed on to play three ODIs against South Africa and won the series two-nil.

Tournament history[edit]

Women's Cricket World Cup[edit]

  • 1973 to 1988: Did not participate
  • 1993: 6th place
  • 1997: 9th place
  • 2000: Did not participate
  • 2005: 5th place
  • 2009: 5th place
  • 2013: 2nd place

ICC Women's World Twenty20[edit]

ICC Women's Cricket Challenge[edit]

Current international rankings[edit]

The ICC Women's Rankings incorporates results from Tests, ODIs and T20Is into a single ranking system.

ICC Women's Rankings
Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1  Australia 59 7524 128
2  England 56 69693 124
3  New Zealand 56 6424 115
4  India 45 4827 107
5  West Indies 60 6263 104
6  South Africa 60 5498 92
7  Pakistan 57 4570 80
8  Sri Lanka 55 3922 71
9  Bangladesh 23 966 42
10  Ireland 25 849 34
Reference: ICC Women's Rankings, ICC Women's Championship, 5 September 2016
"Matches" is the no. matches played in the 12-24 months since the October before last, plus half the number in the 24 months before that.

Honours[edit]

ICC Women's World Twenty20 (1) : 2016

Current squad[edit]

The West Indies squad for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 was as follows:[1]

No. Player Date of birth T20I Matches Batting Bowling style Domestic team
7 Stafanie Taylor (c) (1991-06-11)11 June 1991 (aged 24) 68 Right Right-arm off break Jamaica Jamaica
4 Shakera Selman (v/c) (1989-09-01)1 September 1989 (aged 26) 59 Right Right-arm medium Barbados Barbados
11 Merissa Aguilleira (wk) (1985-12-14)14 December 1985 (aged 30) 73 Right Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
30 Shemaine Campbelle (1992-10-14)14 October 1992 (aged 23) 72 Right Right-arm medium-fast Guyana Guyana
46 Shamilia Connell (1992-07-14)14 July 1992 (aged 23) 10 Right Right-arm fast Barbados Barbados
35 Britney Cooper (1989-08-23)23 August 1989 (aged 26) 41 Right Right-arm fast-medium Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
5 Deandra Dottin (1991-06-21)21 June 1991 (aged 24) 82 Right Right-arm fast-medium Barbados Barbados
9 Afy Fletcher (1987-03-17)17 March 1987 (aged 28) 7 Right Right-arm off break Windward islands flag.png Windward Islands
15 Stacy-Ann King (1983-07-17)17 July 1983 (aged 32) 70 Left Left-arm medium Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
42 Kycia Knight (wk) (1992-02-19)19 February 1992 (aged 24) 33 Left Barbados Barbados
47 Kyshona Knight (1992-02-19)19 February 1992 (aged 24) 25 Left Right-arm medium Barbados Barbados
50 Hayley Matthews (1998-03-19)19 March 1998 (aged 17) 13 Right Right-arm off break Barbados Barbados
14 Anisa Mohammed (1988-09-07)7 September 1988 (aged 27) 80 Right Right-arm off break Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
43 Shaquana Quintyne (1996-01-03)3 January 1996 (aged 20) 36 Right Leg break Barbados Barbados
33 Tremayne Smartt (1985-09-17)17 September 1985 (aged 30) 56 Right Right-arm medium Guyana Guyana

Records[edit]

Test cricket[edit]

ODI cricket[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Windies women squad to South Africa". West Indies Cricket Board. Retrieved 4 February 2016.