Born on 14th October 1992 in Berbice, Guyana, ODI and T20 International player for West Indies, Shemaine Alteia Campbelle.
A right-hand batter and wicket keeper, Shemaine made her ODI debut for West Indies in October 2009 against South Africa as a leg-break bowler, a week after her seventeenth birthday. Captain Merissa Aguilleira was the incumbent wicket keeper for the team and it would be with her bowling that Shemaine would initially make her name.
It was in that same series against South Africa that Shemaine made her T20 International debut and promptly won player of the match, taking 3-7 from her four overs. That remains her best bowling over her 107 matches, later picking up the gloves for the West Indies. Over her T20 career she has taken 34 wickets at 19.88. With the gloves 26 catches and 16 stumpings. With bat in hand she has 852 runs with a top score of 45.
Shemaine has been absent from the team during 2021, recovering from surgery but is sure to rejoin the team in the upcoming fixtures. This will mean that she will soon pass the 1000 run mark for West Indies in T20Is. She is presently fifth on the list of most runs for West Indies in this format.
Two other highlights for Shemaine in the T20 game. In 2012 she stepped in as captain for the West Indies in the absence of Merissa Aguilleira and became the youngest ever player (19y 338d) to captain a T20 International team at the time (now seventh). In 2016 Shemaine was a member of the victorious World Cup team when the West Indies defeated Australia in the final at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. She didn’t bat, bowl or keep wickets!
Shemaine has played 83 ODIs but has only appeared in one World Cup, in 2013. She has scored 1069 runs, seventh best all time for West Indies, with a top score of 105 against Sri Lanka in 2013. Shemaine scored that century batting at number seven and that is a record for that batting position – in fact the only century scored batting at number seven in women’s ODIs.Embed from Getty Images