West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews is likely to make a comeback in the third ODI against India after having served an eight-match ban. The 21-year-old was handed the suspension in September 2019 for breaching Cricket Windies' Code of Conduct for an incident post a training session.
Young Windies all-rounder Hayley Matthews is available for selection from the third ODI between India and West Indies. The then West-Indies vice-captain was handed an eight-match ban for breaching the Code of Conduct of Cricket Windies and was sent back to Barbados before the beginning of the series versus Australia.
The suspension was handed out by a disciplinary committee comprising Justice Winston Anderson (Chairman Independent), Madam Justice Desiree Bernand (Member - Independent), Justice Charles Pennycooke (Member - Independent), Carlisle Best (Member - Independent), Jeffrey Dujon (Member - Players Representative) and Verlyn Faustin (CWI Corporate Secretary).
Matthews missed the entire series against Australia at home, which consisted of three ODIs and three T20Is. She will have to wait for two more ODIs against India to make a comeback in the West Indies team. The series against India begins on November 1st and she will be eligible for selection from the third ODI on November 6th. She was dearly missed by the West Indies team in the series against Australia and she will be keen to make amends once she is selected back in the playing eleven.
Steve Smith made a fantastic comeback after his ban as he scored heaps of runs against England in the Ashes, helping Australia regain the urn. But Smith had all the experience of the world to deal with the pressure of a comeback. Being a youngster, dealing with suspension can be tricky. It will be interesting to see how determined Matthews is when she makes a comeback in the international circuit.