Experienced spinners Anisa Mohammed and Afy Fletcher among 15-player group
“The squad selected shows a blend of youth and experience,” selector Ann Browne-John said. “We have Anisa Mohammed who’s playing in her fifth World Cup and will help guide the younger ones selected. We have five players who have had their maiden Cricket World Cup selection.
“The team just completed a series against South Africa where the players got good preparation before the Tournament. There were some relatively good showings with a few players having outstanding performances and it is expected that they would raise their levels even further during the competition.
“Afy Fletcher’s return strengthens the bowling department as she continues to be a world class legspinner.”
Having travelled to New Zealand from South Africa, West Indies have now completed managed isolation and begun their preparations for the World Cup in Christchurch. They will help kick off the tournament when they take on the hosts at Bay Oval on March 4.
Squad: Stafanie Taylor (capt), Anisa Mohammed (vice-capt), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams
Travelling reserves: Kaysia Schultz, Mandy Mangru, Jannillea Glasgow