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Antigua and Barbuda will play hosts to the West Indies Women’s International Home Series against Australia later this month.

This will be the West Indies women’s first home series since their semi-final defeat to Australia in the Women’s World Twenty20.

The series will open with three Colonial Medical Insurance One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in Antigua, part of the ICC Women’s Championship.

The West Indies Women will be looking to get the better of the Aussies who eliminated them in the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s T20 last November.

The first ODI will be played at the Coolidge Cricket Ground on Sept. 5, while the second will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on September 8 and 11 respectively.

Six vital ICC Women’s Championship points will be up for grabs during the series and the West Indies Women are keen to earn the maximum on home turf.

The West Indies Women are currently on seventh position with 11 points, three behind New Zealand.

Following the One-Day International Series, the West Indies Women will focus on the Twenty20 International format with three games in five days at the Kensington Oval, Barbados from Sept. 14-18.

These games are vital in terms of team development and preparation in the buildup for next year’s ICC Twenty20 World Cup to be played from Feb. 18 to March 5, in Australia where they will be aiming to reclaim the title they lost to Australia in November 2018.

Posted 8:00 am, September 9, 2019
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