Sheneta Grimmond replaces injured Stafanie Taylor in West Indies T20I squad
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West Indies Women suffered a huge blow ahead of the T20I series against New Zealand Women as their star all-rounder Stafanie Taylor has been ruled out of the first two T20Is after sustaining an injury while batting in the third ODI in North Sound on September 25.
Sheneta Grimmond has been added to the West Indies Women’s squad as Stafanie Taylor's replacement. The right-arm off-spinner had an impressive outing in the 6ixty and Women’s Caribbean Premier League (WCPL).
She picked up three wickets in as many games for Trinbago Knight Riders in the WCPL, that too at an economy rate of six. In the 60-ball tournament, Grimmond scalped four wickets in five games at an economy rate of 5.36.
Ann Browne-John, the lead Selector for the Women’s Selection Panel confirmed the development, stating:
"Unfortunately, Stafanie Taylor has been ruled out of these two matches after being injured while batting in the third CG United ODI."
Speaking of Sheneta Grimmond, who will assist fellow off spinners Hayley Matthews and Karishma Ramharack in the West Indies attack, Browne-John said:
"This squad for the 1st and 2nd T20Is sees the return of offspinner Sheneta Grimmond who had a good WCPL performance, and we believe her off-spin will provide added support to the other off-spinners, Hayley Matthews and Karishma Ramharack."
The five-match T20I series will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound and it will serve as ideal preparation for both teams heading into the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa from 9 to 26 February 2023.
West Indies Women's Squad:
Hayley Matthews (captain), Shakera Selman (vice-capt), Aaliyah Alleyne, Afy Fletcher, Cherry-Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle Henry, Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Rashada Williams