West Indies cricketers Anisa Mohammed, Shakera Selman, Kycia Knight and Kyshona Knight have retired from international cricket.
These four musicians formed a very famous quartet and served the West Indies for a long period. Anisa Mohammed and Shakera Selman served as captains and vice-captains of the West Indies women’s cricket team in their 20- and 18-year careers with the West Indies.
These four cricketers informed the CWI about their decision and the board issued a press release to inform about the development. The press release read: “West Indies cricketers Anisa Mohammed, Shakera Selman, Kycia Knight and Kyshona Knight have confirmed their retirement from international cricket. Mohammed and Selman served as vice-captains during their 20- and 18-year careers respectively, and all players recently communicated their decisions to the CWI.”
Famous West Indies Women’s Quartet Announces International Retirement
Anisa Mohammed made her debut for Windies at the age of just 15 years in the year 2003. Mohammed played her first international match against Japan during the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup qualification in the Netherlands. Mohammed has played a total of 141 ODIs and 117 T20Is for the Windies women’s cricket team. During her tenure with the team, she picked up 180 ODI wickets followed by 125 T20I wickets.
During 2016, he became the first cricketer on the planet, whether male or female, to pick 100 wickets in T20Is. She was also the first player to score a hat-trick for the West Indies in a women’s T20I match. Mohammed played her last match for the West Indies in 2022 during the Women’s ODI World Cup.
Shakera Selman, on the other hand, made her international debut for the Windies in 2008 against Ireland. Selman has played a total of 100 ODI and 96 T20I matches and has picked a total of 82 and 51 wickets respectively. Selman was also part of West Indies’ T20 World Cup-winning team in 2016.
Speaking of the Knight twins, Kycia and Kyshona made their first international appearance for the West Indies in 2011 and 2013 respectively. Kycia Knight, who is a wicketkeeper batsman, holds the record for most dismissals in a T20I innings, which is 5. She also holds the record for most catches and dismissals in a T20I innings, which is 4. Kycia has played a total of 87 ODIs and 55 T20Is, in which he scored 1327 and 801 runs respectively. On the other hand, Kyshona has also represented the West Indies in 106 international matches and has scored 1397 international runs.
CWI Director of Cricket Miles Bascombe also paid tribute to the quartet, stating that all four players have had a huge impact on Windies and world cricket. Bascombe added that his legacy will continue to inspire and guide the future generation to play for the West Indies.
He said: “Anisa, Shakera, Kycia and Kyshona have had a significant individual impact on women’s cricket in the West Indies and around the world. His dedication, skill and sportsmanship have not only elevated our team but also captivated cricket fans around the world. “Their legacies, as members of the 2016 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup title-winning team and their individual milestones, will continue to influence and guide future generations to aspire to wear the Garnet.”
Anisa Mohammed, Shakera Selman, Kycia Knight and Kyshona Knight were part of West Indies’ T20 World Cup-winning team in 2016.