Taylor unhappy with whitewash by Aussies
KINGSTON – Top West Indies Women batter Stafanie Taylor has described the team’s performance during their recent tour of Australia as poor.
The regional women, who led the new ICC Women’s Championship table ahead of the Australians heading into the tour, were whitewashed 4-0 by the hosts in both one-day and Twenty20 Internationals.
The loss in the one-dayers also resulted in Australia overtaking the Windies after two rounds of the ICC Championship, which in addition to trophies and prize money, is a qualifier the England 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup.
“I’m not sure what happened, but it was not our best performance. It was poor,” said Taylor, who along with other members of the team returned to Caribbean last weekend.
The tour, which began with the Twenty20s, saw the regional women going down by a close four wickets with an over and a ball remaining, and the second by a massive 86 runs.
The third game, which the regional side needed to win if they were to level the series, then saw the team going down to a three-wicket loss with a mere three balls remaining.
With the series won, Australia then claimed the fourth game by four wickets.
The one-dayers, in the meanwhile, saw the West Indies going down by three wickets, 58 runs, eight wickets in the first three ICC Championship fixtures, before bowing out with a 148-run loss.
“They [Australia] were challenging,” explained Taylor, who finished as the West Indies third best batter on the tour.
“We had a couple of close games, but in the end we just couldn’t pull it off.”
Taylor made 195 runs from five games, nine less than 16-year-old sensation, Hayley Matthews.
Deandra Dottin with 215 from six matches was the top West Indian and finished third on the overall listing.
The top four teams from ICC Women’s Championship will progress to the World Cup with the bottom four set to compete in an ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier in 2017. (WICB)