Hopeful Nation seeks West Indies spot

September 12, 2016
Chedean Nation

Recalled all-rounder Chedean Nation is hopeful of making the final West Indies Women's squad, which will face England in a five-match one day international series at Sabina Park and the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium.

The 29-year-old, who has been outstanding for Jamaica Women in recent regional one-day tournaments, has a chance of returning after being named to the team's 18-member training squad, which will participate in a training camp in Jamaica.

Nation is a veteran of 12 one-dayers and five Twenty20s for the West Indies, with her last coming in 2010.

"I have been putting in the work, and have been knocking on the door for the past few seasons, so I am not too surprised at the recall," stated Nation, who also bowls medium pace.

"I have been making runs, and while not taking a lot of wickets at the moment, I have also been economical with the ball. I just hope to continue this form into the training camp whereby I hope to continue impressing the selectors.''

Nation intends to utilise her maturity.

"I think I have grown in my game,'' she said.

"I am more patient, and compared to before, I like pressure a bit more. This has allowed me to be better able to stabilise an innings, and given that West Indies suffers from that at times."

One of three Jamaicans, who will be a part of the training squad, Nation also expressed hope on making the team given that England series is being played on home soil.

"It's always good playing at home, as you know the conditions, and feel that you can make an impact,'' she said.

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