West Indies girls’s interim head coach Andre Coley has known as upon his workforce’s batters to step up and take duty of their T20I collection in opposition to England.
Within the T20 World Cup earlier this yr, West Indies did properly with the ball, with their medium-pacers and spinners proving troublesome to hit. However with the bat, Stafanie Taylor was the main run-scorer regardless of an underwhelming mixture of 84 in three innings, and just one participant, Shemaine Campbelle, maintained a strike charge above 100 (min. 10 balls confronted).
Specifically, Hayley Matthews and Deandra Dottin will probably be anticipated to contribute extra on this collection, after returns of 26 and 12 runs respectively in that event. On West Indies’ tour to England final summer time, no participant made a half-century throughout three ODIs and a T20I – though Matthews made 107* within the T20I collection in opposition to Eire, with Taylor and Chedean Nation each hitting fifties.
“White-ball cricket, and T20 cricket specifically, is about scoring runs,” Coley mentioned on the eve of the primary T20I. “If you watch the history of our cricket, our bowling department has always held its own, done well and been competitive.
“[But] we’ll must publish difficult totals and be capable to chase them as properly. We should be clear in our roles for every participant, and the way we need to go concerning the batting, and we must be okay.”
Coley said that he took particular encouragement from the fact that no team was bowled out across the two intra-squad warm-up matches, with standout performances from captain Taylor (71 off 52 balls) and Lee-Ann Kirby (85 off 63 balls) in the first and second games respectively.
“It is excellent that in all innings that had been performed, we batted the complete complement of overs,” Coley said. “And there have been particular person performances in addition to partnerships all through. It was good for everybody to have had a while out within the center in a aggressive surroundings, which we have not had for some time.
“We’re very confident, and buoyed by that. From a bowling standpoint, we’re happy that we’ve been hitting our marks. We’re all very capable physically too, and have gone through our fielding exercises and we’re very comfortable [with that].”
Monday’s T20I would be the first between two Full-Member girls’s groups because the T20 World Cup ultimate in March – though Germany and Austria performed a collection in mid-August – and Coley mentioned that it mirrored properly on West Indies that they may have been concerned within the first main internationals since Covid-19 struck.
“I’m very happy from our standpoint, in terms of West Indies cricket,” he mentioned. “We were able to do it with the men, to restart international men’s cricket, and again we are here restarting women’s cricket. That says a lot for the passion in the West Indies, our commitment to the game and so on, in a world where everyone is trying to cope.
“We’re trying ahead to that chance to be out on the park. The ECB has performed properly when it comes to placing issues collectively in such a method that we’ve got been protected right here and have gone via our preparations properly. We’re trying ahead to assist restart girls’s cricket internationally – it solely augurs properly for the sport.”