Sarah Taylor decides to take a break from cricket

Sarah Taylor
CHENNAI, INDIA – MARCH 27: Sarah Taylor of England looks on, after being bowled by Nida Dar of Pakistan during the Women’s ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 match between England and Pakistan at Chidambaram on March 27, 2016 in Chennai, India. (Photo by Matthew Lewis-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

England captain Charlotte Edwards had retired from international cricket just few days back and Sarah Talor, the wicket keeper batter is expected to take the responsibility of leading the side. But surprisingly, the 26-year old Sarah Taylor had decided to take a break from cricket, which is a big blow for England.

Sarah Taylor doesn’t had a satisfactory ICC World Twenty20 but she is considered to be the best batter after Charlotte Edwards in the line-up. Sarah’s absence will be a huge blow to England, which means the squad will be going through a transition under the new coach Mark Robinson.

Taylor already missed the first three games of the County season for Sussex. An ECB spokesperson confirmed to ‘CRICKETher’ that Taylor is currently “taking a break from cricket, having decided to take some personal time away from the game.”

‘We will support her, keep in touch and talk with her prior to selection for the Pakistan series and the start of the Kia Super League,’ added the spokesperson.

England is currently ranked 6th in ICC Women’s rankings and in Women’s cricket only the top four ranked would get a direct entry into the next year’s Women’s World Cup, which would be held at 5 venues across England.

This is not the first time Sarah is choosing to take a break from international cricket. Sarah Taylor had taken a similar kind of break 6 years ago, where she missed the Ashes and she had returned 4 months back in to the squad.

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