Shamilia Connell of the West Indies collapses on the field
Shamilia Connell, a West Indies fast bowler, fell during her team’s Women’s World Cup 2022 match against Bangladesh. Subsequently, she received medical attention. Fortunately, there was nothing major to worry about, and the break worked in the West Indies’ favor, as they gained valuable time to reorganize and won by four runs. The 29-year-old bowled just three overs in a game in which she conceded 15 runs and did not bowl again.
Earlier in the day, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl at Mount Maunganui’s Bay Oval. West Indies were in serious difficulty batting first, as they continued to lose wickets at a rate of knots and were reeling at 70 for 7 in the 36th over. Shemaine Campbell, on the other hand, produced a vital half-century to enable the side to record 140/9 in their allotted 50 overs. Salman Khatun and Nahida Akter both bowled admirably for the Bangladesh women’s team.
Meanwhile, skipper Taylor stated that Connell has regained her composure and that medical personnel has been caring for her. She noted that the break benefited them as the team gained momentum. She also expressed disappointment at watching the fast bowler fall, referring to Connell as a ‘fighter’.