Shemaine Campbelle and Kycia Knight are back in West Indies' squad for the three-match Women's ODI series against England, which is set to be played in Antigua from December 4 to 9. While West Indies will welcome the return of these two experienced keeper-batters from injury, they will be without allrounder Stafanie Taylor, who is yet to recover fully from the injury she suffered during the third ODI against New Zealand in September.
The selectors have also picked the uncapped left-arm spinner Kaysia Schultz, who had taken part in a ten-day training camp with the West Indies players during the New Zealand series while not being part of the official squad.
Shamilia Connell, Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean and the uncapped fast bowler Jannillea Glasgow, meanwhile, have been left out after being part of the squad against New Zealand, with the playing group downsized from 17 members to 14.
The series is an important one for both West Indies and England, who are looking to bounce back after defeats in their respective opening bouts of the 2022-25 ICC Women's Championship. While West Indies suffered a 2-1 loss to New Zealand, England were blanked 3-0 by India, with both defeats coming in home series.
West Indies are currently in fifth place on the Women's Championship table, and England in seventh among the eight teams who have played so far. Australia and Bangladesh are yet to begin their campaigns.
The top five teams at the end of the 2022-25 cycle will qualify automatically for the 2025 ODI World Cup in India.
"This series against England comes on the heels of the New Zealand tour to the West Indies and continues our important preparation for the upcoming tri-series against India and South Africa and the ICC Women's T20 World Cup to follow," lead selector Ann Browne-John said. "It gives the players a great opportunity to develop and push for final selection for the tri-series and World Cup."
West Indies ODI squad: Hayley Matthews (capt), Shakera Selman (vice-capt), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle (wk), Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight (wk), Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Kaysia Schultz, Rashada Williams