English cricketer Sarah Taylor is all set to come out of retirement and be a part of the upcoming ‘The Hundred’. She has signed up for Wesh Fire ahead of the start of the tournament.
For the unversed, the 31-year old recently called time on her international cricket career in 2019. Add to that, she then joined the Sussex coaching staff to work with the men’s squad.
“There has been a real buzz about The Hundred, and especially the women’s competition,” Taylor said. “We’ve got the best players from around the world involved and the temptation to be part of it was too great to resist. I’m so excited at the prospect of playing again. It’ll be really special to get back out there and be part of a Welsh Fire side that hopefully can have a great first season,” Taylor said.
Sarah Taylor is counted as one of the best wicket-keeper batswomen in the history of women’s cricket. She represented England in 10 Tests, 126 ODIs and 90 T20s.
In addition to this, Georgia Wareham has replaced Jess Jonassen in the tournament. The latter has decided to opt for the tournament, citing personal reasons. Wareham has featured in 19 ODIs and 32 T20Is for Australia and has 53 wickets so far.
“It is fantastic news that Sarah and Georgia will be part of our squad this summer,” head coach Matthew Mott said.
“Sarah is one of the best cricketers England has ever produced. It goes without saying she would improve any side and we are delighted she’s signed with us. Her experience and ability to influence games will be vital as we look to establish some strong foundations in our first campaign,” he added.