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Aaliyah Alleyne, Qiana Joseph return to West Indies Women’s ODI squad


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Anisa Mohammed to lead the team again in the absence of regular captain Stafanie Taylor

Qiana Joseph, the 20-year-old left-arm seamer, returned to West Indies Women’s ODI squad that will face South Africa in a five-match series starting September 7. Joseph had broken into the side as a teenage tearaway back in 2017. She played two ODIs against England and was never seen in maroon again until just a few days ago, when she was brought back into the fold for the T20Is against South Africa.
The West Indies selectors have confirmed a squad of 13 for the first two ODIs against South Africa, which also features the return of seam bowler Aaliyah Alleyne. She hasn’t played a one-dayer since the Covid-19 pandemic struck but was part of the T20I team that took on Dane van Niekerk’s side last week, picking up two wickets from three matches at an economy rate of 7.12.
Offspinner Anisa Mohammed will lead West Indies once again with Stafanie Taylor still unavailable after it emerged that she was a close contact of a person with Covid-19. Caneisha Isaac, who was part of West Indies’ last ODI assignment, against Pakistan, has lost her place in the squad but her compatriots Shakera Selman and Rashada Williams are part of a provisional squad that CWI has named for this five-match series against South Africa.

Lead selector for women’s cricket, Ann Browne-John said: “The T20I series [against South Africa] had some creditable performances and some of the young players have started to come through. Now that the CG Insurance ODI series is at hand, the players have to change their mindset and adjust to the longer format.

“The captain, Stafanie Taylor, will also miss this series but it gives an opportunity for players to put up their hand and start to build on their performances as the team continues to prepare for the ICC Cricket World Cup qualifiers [which kicks off from November 21].”

Squad for the first two ODIs: Anisa Mohammed (capt), Deandra Dottin (vice-capt), Aaliyah Alleyne, Britney Cooper, Shamilia Connell, Shabika Gajnabi, Chinelle Henry, Qiana Joseph, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack

Provisional squad: Anisa Mohammed (capt), Deandra Dottin (vice-capt), Aaliyah Alleyne, Reniece Boyce, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle Henry, Qiana Joseph, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams

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