Windies Women kick off prepa­ra­tion for In­dia se­ries

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

VI­JAYAWADA, In­dia, (CMC): WEST INDIES Women will un­dergo their first train­ing ses­sion here to­day as they kick off prepa­ra­tion for their lim­ited overs se­ries against In­dia Women bowl­ing off here on Thurs­day.

The Windies side touched down at the Gan­navaram air­port in the coastal state of Andhra Pradesh yes­ter­day af­ter ar­riv­ing in In­dia on Satur­day from the Caribbean.

West Indies Women will prac­tice at the Mu­la­padu play­field – lo­cated 12 miles out­side Vi­jayawada – which will also be the venue for the six-game lim­ited overs se­ries.

The Windies clash with In­dia Women in three one-day in­ter­na­tion­als (ODI) – all des­ig­nated ICC Cham­pi­onship sta­tus – from Novem­ber 10-16 and will fol­low up with three Twenty20 in­ter­na­tion­als from Novem­ber 18-22.

West Indies Women are cur­rently ranked third in the cham­pi­onship on 22 points, one be­hind the sec­ond-placed Eng­land Women and eight adrift of lead­ers Aus­tralia Women. In­dia lie sixth on 13 points. The top-four in the cham­pi­onship at its com­ple­tion will earn au­to­matic qual­i­fi­ca­tion for next year’s ICC Women’s 50-overs World Cup in Eng­land.

West Indies, who are com­ing off a 3-2 loss to Eng­land Women in a five-match se­ries in the Caribbean last month, will be led once again by the pro­lific Stafanie Tay­lor, while stroke-maker Mithali Raj takes charge of the In­dian unit for the ODIs.

Har­man­preet Kaur will take over from Raj for the T20 se­ries.

Tay­lor

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