Taylor ready for ICC Challenge
WEST INDIES all-rounder Stafanie Taylor is totally “mentally and physically” ready for the upcoming International Cricket Council’s Women’s Challenge Tournament in South Africa.
The girls are in camp in Barbados under the guidance of coach Sherwin Campbell as they prepare for the major international assignment.
“I am really ready for this tournament. I have been looking forward to it for quite a while now and I have my eyes and my thoughts fully focussed on what is required,” Taylor said.
“This is a tournament for the teams ranked from No. 5 down, and we are No. 5 in the world in One-Day Internationals (ODIs), so we are the team the others will be gunning for.
“I honestly expect that as a team we will step up in all areas . . . . We can beat any team in world cricket.
“We proved before we can beat England, and they are the No. 1 team in women’s cricket, so we know we have the ability to beat any opponent.
“We have been in Barbados for a few days now and we have been putting in the hard work. The coach has asked us to be ready so that when we reach South Africa we hit the ground running.”
Taylor, who made her international debut at age 17, has some impressive career numbers.
She has scored 803 runs at an average of just under 35 in 26 ODIs and grabbed 30 wickets at 19.1 each. In 16 Twenty20 Internationals she has scored 540 runs at 45 per innings. (PR)