Whenever it comes to the best wicketkeepers in this century, the names of veterans like MS Dhoni, Adam Gilchrist and Mark Boucher come at the forefront. But this matter is limited only to men’s cricket. When women’s cricket is also included in this, one name first comes to mind and that is that Sarah Taylor has often compared the former England wicket-keeper batsman to the male cricket counterparts. About 2 years ago, Sarah Taylor surprised everyone by taking retirement despite her best phase at the cricket ground. Now Taylor has once again announced a return to the 22-yard pitch. Sarah Taylor will be seen playing in this year’s ‘The Hundred’ tournament.
31-year-old Sarah Taylor surprised everyone by retiring from international cricket in September 2019. She was 29 years old at the time and was doing well internationally. He distanced himself from cricket due to mental stress. After this, gradually she tried to get herself into a better mental state, in which she was also successful. Now she is slowly returning to the field. In the last month, Taylor took over her responsibility as a wicket-keeper coach at Sussex County Club, England. Now, going one step further, this veteran wicketkeeper has decided to show his light on the pitch itself. Sarah Taylor has been signed for the season by the Welsh Fire, the team of England Cricket Board’s newly formatted tournament ‘The Hundred’. The tournament will start from July 23 this year.
Sarah Taylor is counted among the greatest players of women’s cricket. Sarah, who has played more than 200 matches for England, has not only shown amazing behind the wicket, but has also played more than one innings. She was part of the team that won 2 World Cups (2009 and 2017) with England. Sara played 226 matches for England in all three formats, in which she has got more than six and a half thousand runs. In wicketkeeping, Sarah Taylor has often been compared to the legendary Indian captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni is considered to be the best behind the wicket, especially in stumping, and with his sharp hands, Dhoni has made many records in this matter. But in one case, Sara’s record is better than Dhoni’s. Whenever it comes to stumping the most in international T20, in this case, the whole Indian goes far ahead of the stalwart. Dhoni has done 34 stumpings in his 98 matches, while Sara has done the maximum 51 stumpings in 90 matches only. This is a record in women’s and men’s cricket.