West Indies women's cricket team

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West Indies
Insignia of Cricket West Indies
Association Cricket West Indies
Captain Stafanie Taylor
Coach Courtney Walsh [1]
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull member (1926)
ICC region Americas
ICC RankingsCurrent [2] Best-ever
WODI 6th 5th (01-Oct-2015)
WT20I 5th 5th
Women's Tests
First WTestv Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia at Jarrett Park, Montego Bay; 7–9 May 1976
Last WTestv Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan at the National Stadium, Karachi; 15–18 March 2004
Total [3] 12 1/3
(8 draws)
Women's One Day Internationals
First WODIv Flag of England.svg  England at Lensbury Sports Ground, London; 6 June 1979
Last WODIv Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua; 18 July 2021
Total [4] 182 83/93
(1 ties, 5 no result)
This year [5] 5 3/2
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Women's World Cup appearances6 (first in 1993 )
Best resultRunners-up (2013)
Women's World Cup Qualifier appearances2 (first in 2003 )
Best resultChampions (2011)
Women's Twenty20 Internationals
First WT20Iv Cricket Ireland flag.svg  Ireland at Kenure, Dublin; 27 June 2008
Last WT20Iv Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua; 4 July 2021
Total [6] 138 73/58
(5 ties, 2 no results)
This year [7] 3 3/0
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Women's T20 World Cup appearances6 (first in 2009 )
Best resultChampions (2016)
As of 18 July 2021

The West Indies women's cricket team, nicknamed the Windies, is a combined team of players from various countries in the Caribbean that competes in international women's cricket. The team is organised by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), which represents fifteen countries and territories.


At the inaugural edition of the World Cup, in 1973, two teams that now compete as part of the West Indies, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, competed separately. A combined West Indian team made its Test debut in 1976 (almost 50 years after its male counterpart), and its One Day International (ODI) in 1979.

The West Indies currently competes in the ICC Women's Championship, the highest level of the sport, and has participated in five of the ten editions of the Women's Cricket World Cup held to date. At the most recent 2013 World Cup, the team made the tournament's final for the first time, but lost to Australia.

At the ICC World Twenty20, the team won its first title at the 2016 tournament, having made the semi-finals in each of the preceding tournaments.


Test history

The first Test series played by the West Indies was at home to Australia in 1975–76, [8] when both the three-day matches were drawn. In 1976–77 the same team then played a six Test series away to India. They lost the fourth and then won the sixth Test by over an innings to level the series. The remaining games were drawn.

1979 then saw the Windies play their third Test series, this time away to England. However, they fared poorly, losing the first and third Tests and drawing the second to go down 2–0.

Finally, in 2003–04, after a 24-year wait, the West Indies resumed Test cricket with a one-off match away to Pakistan, this time played over 4 days. The result was a draw.

One-Day International history

When the first World Cup was played in 1973, the West Indies did not compete as an individual unit. Instead a separate team represented Jamaica, and another side represented Trinidad and Tobago. Additionally, three West Indian players participated in an International XI side that also competed in the 1973 World Cup. None of the teams fared well, however, with the International XI finishing in fourth place out of seven with a record of won three, lost two and one no result; Trinidad and Tobago finishing fifth with two wins and four losses; and Jamaica finishing sixth with one win, four losses and one match abandoned.

The first one-day internationals (ODIs) played by a combined West Indian side were two games away to England during their 1979 tour. Three ODIs were planned, but the second ODI was washed out without a ball being bowled. In the first ODI, England won comfortably by eight wickets, and in the third ODI saw the West Indies level the series with a two wicket win.

1993 saw West Indian players compete in a World Cup for the second time, this time as part of a combined team. They finished seventh, with only Denmark and the Netherlands below them, after winning only two and losing five of their seven matches. Their next games were in the 1997–98 World Cup, where they finished in ninth place, above only Denmark and Pakistan. The only match they won was the 9th place play-off game against the Danes.

2002–03 saw the Sri Lankan women's cricket team tour the West Indies and play a six-match ODI series, which the Sri Lankan's won six-nil. The closest match was the fourth, where the Windies went down by only 9 runs. 2003 saw the Windies greatest cricketing success, when they finished second in the International Women's Cricket Council Trophy, after winning four and losing one of their five games. The Trophy was competed for by the weaker ODI sides – Ireland, Windies, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Scotland and Japan.

2003–04 saw the Windies play five ODIs in India followed by a seven ODI and one Test tour to Pakistan. All five games against India were lost comfortably. As expected, the tour to Pakistan was more successful and the ODI series was won five-two.

They finished fifth in the 2004–05 World Cup, ahead of Sri Lanka, South Africa and Ireland, but behind Australia, India, New Zealand and India. They won two and lost three games, with one no result and one abandoned match. After being eliminated from the World Cup, the team stayed on to play three ODIs against South Africa and won the series two-nil.

Tournament history

Women's Cricket World Cup

  • 1973 to 1988: Did not participate
  • 1993: 6th place
  • 1997: 9th place
  • 2000: Did not participate
  • 2005: 5th place
  • 2009: 5th place
  • 2013: 2nd place

ICC Women's World Twenty20

ICC Women's Cricket Challenge


ICC Women's World Twenty20 (1): 2016


This lists all the players who have played for West Indies since May 2019 and the forms in which they have played. Updated as of 7 May 2021.

Centrally contracted players are listed in bold.

NameAgeBatting styleBowling styleForms
Captain and All-rounder
Flag of Jamaica.svg Stafanie Taylor 30Right-handedRight-arm off break ODI, T20I
Flag of Jamaica.svg Natasha McLean 26Right-handed-ODI, T20I
Flag of Barbados.svg Kyshona Knight 29Left-handedRight-arm medium ODI, T20I
Flag of Jamaica.svg Chedean Nation 34Right-handed-ODI, T20I
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Britney Cooper 31Right-handedRight-arm medium ODI, T20I
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Lee-Ann Kirby 34Right-handedRight-arm slow T20I
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Stacy-Ann King 38Left-handedLeft-arm medium ODI, T20I
Flag of Jamaica.svg Chinelle Henry 25Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast ODI, T20I
Flag of Barbados.svg Hayley Matthews 23Right-handedRight-arm off break ODI, T20I
Flag of Guyana.svg Shabika Gajnabi 21Right-handedRight-arm medium ODI, T20I
Flag of Guyana.svg Sheneta Grimmond 22Right-handedRight-arm off break ODI, T20I
Flag of Barbados.svg Aaliyah Alleyne 26Right-handedRight-arm medium ODI, T20I
Flag of Barbados.svg Deandra Dottin 30Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium T20I
Flag of Guyana.svg Cherry-Ann Fraser 21Left-handedRight-arm fast-medium T20I
Flag of Guyana.svg Shemaine Campbelle 28Right-handed-ODI, T20I
Flag of Barbados.svg Kycia Knight 29Left-handed-ODI, T20I
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Reniece Boyce 23Right-handed-ODI, T20I
Spin Bowlers
Flag of Grenada.svg Afy Fletcher 34Right-handedRight-arm leg break ODI, T20I
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Anisa Mohammed 32Right-handedRight-arm off break ODI, T20I
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Karishma Ramharack 26Left-handedRight-arm off break ODI, T20I
Pace Bowlers
Flag of Barbados.svg Shamilia Connell 29Right-handedRight-arm fast ODI, T20I
Flag of Barbados.svg Shakera Selman 31Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast ODI, T20I
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg Shawnisha Hector -Right-handedRight-arm medium ODI

Left arm spinner Kaysia Schultz and Left arm pacer Qiana Joseph have not played any matches for West Indies in the period mentioned above, but have been awarded a central contract for 2021-22.

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