Taylor moving up in record books

April 05, 2018
Windies Women's vice captain Hayley Matthews (right) and captain Stafanie Taylor.

ST JOHN'S, Antigua:

WINDIES Women's captain, Stafanie Taylor, was elated and surprised when she found out about her latest record. As one who is always focused on team achievements before individual accolades, she displayed typical modesty on handling the news that she is now fifth on the all-time women's scorers list in One Day Internationals describing it as a "pleasant surprise."

Taylor is hoping that her achievements "can inspire the younger generation of cricketers in the Caribbean to go after their dreams of playing international cricket."

Taylor moved up in the record books to fifth place on the all-time top women's scorers in ODI cricket during the recent ODI series vs New Zealand. Taylor surpassed New Zealand's Debbie Hockley to move into the top five with 4,230 career runs. The list is still topped by Mithali Raj of India with 6,295 runs.

That was not Taylor's only achievement, she also in second place in Women's T20 career runs with 2,582 runs, just 24 runs short of becoming the all-time leading scorer in Twenty20 Women's cricket. Charlotte Edwards of England who is now retired, holds the top spot with 2,605 runs.

The International Cricket Council released their latest player rankings for the ODI and T20 formats and the Windies Women continue to dominate and do well. Taylor maintains her number one ranking in T20 batting while Deandra Dottin stays in fifht place. Hayley Matthews also remains the number one ranked T20 all-rounder followed by Dottin in second and Taylor in third. Matthews is third in the T20 bowling rankings.

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