Sarah Taylor retires from international cricket

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The experienced wicketkeeper and batter from England, Sarah Taylor decided to retire from international cricket due to anxiety issues on Friday. She has played a total of 126 ODIs, 90 T20Is matches and 10 Test matches in her international career.

Sarah Taylor made her ODI debut for England against Indian women on 14th August 2006. She played a total of 126 matches ( 119 innings) and scored a total of 4056 runs with the best score of 147. In her cricketing career, she has won three times World Cup. She was one of the best wicketkeepers in women’s cricket and took a total of 87 catches and 51 stumpings.

In 2017, Sarah Taylor was a part of the winning which defeated India in a thrilling encounter played at Lords. Her wicketkeeping skills were outstanding and did some outstanding work for the England team. Her last match in ODI matches on England colors was during the Ashes series against Australia on 7th July 2019.

The experienced Sarah made her T20I debut for England against Indian women on 5th August 2006. She played a total of 90 matches ( 87 innings) and scored 2177 runs with the best score of 29.02. In her wicketkeeping career, she took 23 catches and 51 stumpings. She played her last T20I match against West Indies women at home on 21st June 2019.

She made her Test debut for England against Indian women on 8th August 2006. In her international cricket, Sarah Taylor played a total of 10 Test matches ( 17 innings) and scored 300 runs with the best score of 40. Her last match was the drawn Ashes Test match against Australia on 18th July. She scored 5 runs in final innings.
“This has been a tough decision, but I know it’s the right one,” said Taylor. “For me and for my health moving forward. I can’t thank my team-mates enough, both past and present, and the ECB for being supporters and friends along my journey.

“Playing for England and getting to wear the shirt for so long has been a dream come true and I have been blessed with so many great moments throughout my career. From making my debut in 2006 to Ashes wins, and of course, the World Cup final at Lord’s, to name just a few.

With the World T20 2020 to be played in Australia, it will be a big blow for the England team. Sarah Taylor had problems with anxiety issues for quite some time.

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