Former England wicketkeeper-batsman Sarah Taylor, thought of one of many all-time greats of ladies’s cricket, has signed up for this summer time’s The Hundred competitors.
The 31-year-old, who retired from worldwide cricket in 2019, will symbolize Welsh Hearth within the new 100-ball event.
‘I’m so excited on the prospect of taking part in once more,’ she mentioned. ‘It’ll be actually particular to get again on the market and be a part of a Welsh Hearth aspect that hopefully can have an important first season.’
Certainly one of England’s biggest ever keepers, Taylor made 226 worldwide appearances, together with 10 Checks, 126 ODIs and 90 IT20s.
She received three Ashes collection and two World Cups in 2009 and 2017 and, on the time of her retirement, no one within the ladies’s sport had affected extra dismissals in all codecs than her 232.
Taylor amassed 6,533 worldwide runs with seven centuries and 36 fifties and is at present the 10th all-time run scorer in each ODI and IT20s.
Not too long ago, she turned the primary feminine expertise coach of a males’s county group, working as wicketkeeping coach at Sussex.
‘There was an actual buzz about The Hundred, and particularly the ladies’s competitors,’ Taylor added. ‘We’ve obtained the very best gamers from around the globe concerned and the temptation to be a part of it was too nice to withstand.’
Taylor might be joined at Welsh Hearth by spinner Georgia Wareham, who has performed 48 matches for Australia, taking 53 wickets.
Wareham mentioned: ‘I’m actually excited to be signed by Welsh Hearth. Enjoying with the likes of Sarah Taylor and Katie George might be an important expertise and I can’t wait to get entering into Cardiff this summer time.’
The Hundred will function eight model new groups from seven cities – Welsh Hearth (Cardiff), Southern Courageous (Southampton), Northern Superchargers (Leeds), London Spirit, Trent Rockets (Nottingham), Oval Invincibles (London), Manchester Originals and Birmingham Phoenix – with males’s and girls’s competitions happening aspect by aspect.
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