Windies players Selman, Connell ruled out of WWC 2017 due to injury

Windies players Selman, Connell ruled out of WWC 2017 due to injury

Stafanie Taylor has urged her senior players, some of whom were in tears after the most recent humiliating misfortune, to not brood over the past and step up.

Shakera Selman
Shakera Selman of West Indies lies on the floor after being hit by a shot. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

The Windies women’s squad received yet another setback to their floundering World Cup campaign with their bowling duo of Shakera Selman and Shamilia Connell being ruled out for the remainder of the tournament. They have now been replaced by Subrina Munroe and Kycia Knight. Selman was struck on the head while fielding at short-leg in Windies’ opening fixture against Australia. Connell on the other hand, suffered a hip injury against India, only bowling four overs for 23 runs in the seven-wicket loss before leaving the pitch.

The substitutions were affirmed by the World Cup event technical board comprising of Geoff Allardice, the administrator, Campbell Jamieson, the ICC delegate, Steve Elworthy, the competition chief, Alan Fordham, the host agent, and independent nominees Anjum Chopra and Alison Mitchell.

Windies next play New Zealand on Wednesday in Taunton. Stafanie Taylor, the World Twenty20-winning skipper, has urged her senior players, some of whom were in tears after the most recent humiliating misfortune, to not brood over the past and step up.

West Indies looking for a turnaround in luck with the new replacements

Following their disastrous defeat against the Proteas, opener Hayley Mathews said, “We’re disappointed, the whole team. Nobody has been able to execute or get big scores. These next couple of games, we’ve to try to go into them head-on. Even if we can’t qualify, just be able to take something – respect – (from) those games. We still have a possibility of qualifying, so we need to go out there and fight as hard as possible.”

The Carribean eves will be looking to bank on the experience of Subrina Munroe and Kycia Knight who have been added to the team as replacements after the approval from the technical committee for the remaining four games. Kycia, the left-hand wicketkeeper-hitter, will join her twin Kyshona in the side.

Kycia, 25, has scored 762 runs from 44 matches, and of late turned played a blistering knock for the Caribbean side in their India series, scoring a career-best half-century. Aged 32, Subrina Munroe last played international matches in late 2014. She has 11 wickets from 23 ODIs to her name.