Stafanie Taylor

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Stafanie Taylor
2015–16 WBBL PS v ST 15-12-28 SR Taylor (01).JPG
Taylor batting for Sydney Thunder, 2015
Personal information
Full name Stafanie Roxann Taylor
Born (1991-06-11) 11 June 1991 (age 25)
Spanish Town, Jamaica
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut 24 June 2008 v Ireland women
ODI shirt no. 7
T20I debut 27 June 2008 v Ireland women
T20I shirt no. 7
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I
Matches 90 73
Runs scored 3,468 2,149
Batting average 45.63 35.81
100s/50s 5/23 0/17
Top score 171 90
Balls bowled 3,918 1,177
Wickets 108 67
Bowling average 18.84 15.71
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 4/17 3/10
Catches/stumpings 45/– 25/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 31 March 2016

Stafanie Roxann Taylor (born 11 June 1991) is a Jamaican cricketer who is current captain of West Indies women's cricket team.[1] She has represented West Indies women's cricket team over 80 times since her debut in 2008. A right-handed batsman and off break bowler, Taylor was selected as the 2011 ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year – the first West Indian to receive the accolade. Born in Jamaica, Taylor broke into the West Indies team in 2008, aged 17, and immediately inserted herself as a key member of the team. She scored her highest Twenty20 total on debut, striking 90 runs from 49 balls to help her side to a large victory. In the 2016 World Twenty20, she was the highest run-scorer and named player of the series.

Life and career[edit]

Taylor was born on 11 June 1991 in Spanish Town, Jamaica. She first appeared for the West Indies during their 2008 tour of Europe,[2] during which she granted her side their maiden Twenty20 victory on her debut. Batting first against Ireland, Taylor opened the innings for the West Indies, and scored 90 runs from 49 balls.[3] Her total is the second highest score by a West Indian in a Twenty20 International.[4] She subsequently scored her first half-century in One Day International cricket in her next match. In a much more patient innings than she demonstrated in the Twenty20, she scored 66 runs from 97 balls to help her side overcome Ireland.[5] She scored another half-century in her next appearance, scoring 70 runs against the Netherlands.[6] During the 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup, she was the West Indies best performer, leading the team in both runs scored and wickets taken.[7] She repeated the feat at the 2009 ICC Women's World Twenty20,[8] in which she scored half-centuries in her side's opening two matches to become the only woman to score fifties in three consecutive Twenty20 Internationals, a feat she repeated in 2010 in a three match series against Sri Lanka.[9]

She scored her maiden century in One Day Internationals in October 2009, remaining 108 not out against South Africa.[10] She was the standout performer in the following season's 2010 ICC Women's Cricket Challenge, scoring 390 runs in five matches at an average of 97.50.[11] The West Indies lost to only South Africa in the competition, and finished as runners-up.[12] She scored her second century, and highest score to date, during the tournament, making 147 against the Netherlands.[13] Her performances between August 2010 and August 2011 resulted in her being named the 2011 ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year.[14]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stafanie Taylor appointed West Indies Women's captain". ESPNcricinfo. September 8, 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Stafanie Taylor". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Cricinfo staff (27 June 2008). "Taylor powers West Indies to convincing win". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  4. ^ As of May 2012. "Records / West Indies Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / High scores". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Cricinfo staff (30 June 2008). "Taylor stars in series-clincher". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Cricinfo staff (7 July 2008). "West Indies seal series in fine style". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Records / ICC Women's World Cup, 2008/09 – West Indies Women / Batting and bowling averages". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Records / ICC Women's World Twenty20, 2009 – West Indies Women / Batting and bowling averages". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Records / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Batting records / Fifties in consecutive innings". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  10. ^ Cricinfo staff (16 October 2009). "Taylor century hands easy win to West Indies". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Records / ICC Women's Cricket Challenge, 2010/11 / Highest averages". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  12. ^ ESPNcricinfo staff (12 October 2010). "South Africa take title with perfect record". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  13. ^ ESPNcricinfo staff (6 October 2010). "Taylor ton leads West Indies win". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  14. ^ ICC Media Release (13 September 2011). "Stafanie Taylor wins ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year 2011". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
Preceded by
Shelley Nitschke
ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year
2011
Succeeded by
Incumbent