|TAYLOR… scored 340 runs in nine matches|
STAFANIE Taylor says winning the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Twenty20 (T20) Cricketer of the Year Award is as satisfying as receiving global accolades in previous years.
Taylor, the 24-year-old West Indies captain, was declared the top individual in that category at the ICC Annual Awards for the period September 18, 2014 to September 13, 2015.
During that time the Jamaican scored 340 runs in nine matches.
“Winning such an award is great, so it’s a wonderful feeling,” said the top-order batter and off-spinner.
“This is a category award, but for me it’s the same feeling as winning Cricketer of the Year,” Taylor, who was the ICC Women’s One Day International Cricketer of the Year in 2011 and in 2012, told the Jamaica Observer.
The highly talented player added that “training hard” and self encouragement have contributed to yet another stellar season in international cricket.
A highlight for her over the past year is a 58-ball knock of 78 runs away to Australia.
But Taylor chose not to single out any particular performance.
“To be honest, I can’t remember [a standout display]. I have played so much cricket it’s hard to be selective,” she said.
This year Taylor led West Indies to a 3-0 series sweep versus Pakistan.
The regional team skipper has received public praise from the West Indies Cricket Board, West Indies Players’ Association, and Jamaica Cricket Association.