Former England wicketkeeper, Sarah Taylor, is relishing her return to the field as she will feature in The Hundred competition for Welsh Fire, which is set to take place from 21 July 2021.
In September 2019, Taylor retired from international cricket over anxiety issues and is now looking forward to taking a positive step in her career.
“The chance to be there in the first year of The Hundred is a little bit of a no-brainer, really,” said Taylor in a release shared on supersport.com
“A draw for me was playing with Meg Lanning, that’s always something that I’ve wanted to do for quite a few years. I’m fed up with fetching her balls rather than being at the non-striker’s end.
“If I get a run around in the field I’m not actually going to complain because I do enjoy it. I’m just really looking forward to it.” – Former England wicketkeeper, Sarah Taylor
“I can’t wait to work with Beth Mooney, she’s a great player. If I get a run around in the field I’m not actually going to complain because I do enjoy it. I’m just really looking forward to it.”
The 31-year-old used her time off the field to take up coaching positions, which she has revealed as her future plan.
“The coaching is the future for me but a little bit of testing the waters – am I good enough, have I still got what it takes? I don’t really feel like I’ve got much to lose by playing, I just get to enjoy myself,” she concluded.
The Hundred competition sets out to bridge the gender gap in cricket, having introduced the women’s tournament to compliment the men’s version and equal prize money as the total of £600,000 will be divided 50/50.
Photo 1 Caption: Former England wicketkeeper, Sarah Taylor, makes a return for The Hundred competition after retiring from international cricket in September 2019. Photo: Female Coaching Nwk (Twitter)