Peaking at the right time. That is how West Indies Women’s new ball bowler Shakera Selman described her career after an impressive performance in the first T20 International against England on Monday night at the Derby County Ground. The experienced seam bowler secured 3-26 from her four overs under lights – the second-best figures of her career – following the 3-24 against New Zealand at Intercargil in March, 2014.
With a career spanning 12 years, Shakera notes that an improvement in her patience, and working extra hard on mental skills to bolster her confidence has led to a resurgence in her international career.
She said: “I think I am actually peaking now at this later stage… I’m really happy with the returns and the hardwork is finally paying off.”