In a media release just ahead of the second match in the series, West India cricket confirmed that their skipper Stefanie Taylor has been ruled out of the T20I series against India. Taylor picked up the injury in the last game of the ODI series. The team’s medical staff has advised two weeks of rest for the captain who has sustained a “Grade 1 Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain”.
Senior spinner Anisa Mohammed led the team in Taylor’s absence and will continue in that role for the series, while ShemaineCampbelle has been named her deputy.
Meanwhile, young Guyanese all-rounder Cherry-Ann Fraser has been named Taylor’s replacement for the remainder of the series.
“It is very disappointing to lose Stefanie Taylor at this crucial time and she will no doubt be missed but her health and recovery are of utmost importance,” said CWI chief selector Ann Browne-John. “We have the ICC T20 World Cup in a few months and Stafanie must get the time to recover and return to full fitness.”
Taylor was named Player of the Series in the preceding ODI series, which the hosts lost 1-2, scoring 193 runs across the three games.
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