Shaquana Quintyne

Born on 3rd January 1996 in Barbados, is former ODI and T20 International player for West Indies, Shaquana Quintyne.

The Barbadian leg spin bowler made her international debut at the age of fifteen against Pakistan at Kingstown, St Vincent on September 1st 2011. The teenager, batting at number eight made 4 runs from 24 balls, bowled by Nida Dar, as the team were bowled out for 92. She bowled 5.1 overs of her leg spin for a tidy 0-12.

Ten days later Shaquana made her T20 International debut against the same opposition, caused the runout of Nida Dar and took her first international wicket, Nain Abidi, taking 1-12 from her three overs.

In a team that boasts Anisa Mohammed, among others, it would be hard for a spin bowler to shine brightly, but shine Shaquana did. In 40 ODI matches she took 35 wickets at 24.48 with a best of 4-14 against South Africa in January 2013. She played one World Cup, in 2013 and in the final took 3-27 against the Australians in the final, the wickets of Lisa Sthalekar, Rachael Haynes and Sarah Coyte.

In T20 Internationals, Shaquana played 45 matches and took 39 wickets at 19.97 with a best of 5-16 against England at Bridgetown where she destroyed the opposition’s top order and won Player of the Match in the process. She played in three T20 World Cups and was part of the winning West Indies team in 2016 when they defeated Australia in the final.

In 2017 Shaquana injured her leg and the subsequent surgery attempts over the following 12 months were a catalogue of mishaps and failures and it forced the youngster into retirement at just 24 years of age.

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