“I would actually love to win a 50-over World Cup”- Taylor hoping to wear maroon color again

West Indies women’s lead batsman Stafanie Taylor has recovered from her recent fitness struggles and is looking to make her contribution to the Caribbean again.

Taylor, one of the most prolific scorers in the global women’s game, has been sidelined with a back injury for the past 12 months.

The 31-year-old, who is currently undergoing an assessment in Antigua, said she hopes to make a full return to competitive action at some point.

“I feel really good given the procedure I’d done at the World Cup which would’ve given me some time to get some work in.”

“It’s not where I would like to be but I actually like where I’m actually headed, so it’s just about putting in some more strength work to get the back strong again and we should be good.”

Commenting further, she said that she still has a lot to give to the team.

“I still have more to give. I know that last World Cup wasn’t something that most of them (team) would’ve liked to see and even for myself.”

“So it’s about getting myself back when it comes to my health and that’s something I have to start with and if that’s not strong I can’t go out there and perform. So that’s something I am trying to work myself back into.”

Also, the former captain insisted that it is her aim to win an ODI World Cup for West Indies.

“I would actually love to win a 50-over World Cup. I know that’s probably an area that we’re probably not so good [at] but if we could win a 50-over World Cup that would be really really good for us as a team.”

“The 50-over [format] is something we’ve been working at really hard so to win a 50-over World Cup would be like ‘you’ve won it [all] now.”

“We don’t play Tests so we can’t say anything about Test Championship or anything like that so it’s T20 and 50-over, and given that most of us have won a T20 World Cup, I’m sure we would like to win a 50-over as well.”

Taylor is limited to three Twenty20 internationals in 2021, none last year and managed just two this year – at the T20 World Cup in South Africa when she played under a fitness cloud.

She averages nearly 44 from 148 ODIs and nearly 35 from 113 Twenty20 internationals, the pinnacle of her career being guiding West Indies to capture the Twenty20 World Cup in India seven years ago.

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