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Sarah Taylor

England|Wicketkeeper Batter
Sarah Taylor
INTL CAREER: 2006 - 2019
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Full Name

Sarah Jane Taylor


May 20, 1989, London Hospital, Whitechapel, London


34y 279d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position


Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

Sarah Taylor set the standard for wicketkeepers - both male and female - standing up to the stmups throughout the 2010s, regularly going viral thanks to her lightning-fast glovework, with leg-side stumpings quickly becoming her trademark.

In the course of her career, Taylor played key roles in some of England Women's most memorable triumphs, including the World Cup and World T20 double in 2009, and the unforgettable home World Cup win in 2017, in which she produced key innings of 54 and 45 in England's semi-final and final victories over South Africa and India respectively, but it was her keeping that set her apart. "She is the best wicketkeeper in the world at the moment - male or female," Adam Gilchrist said in 2018.

One of the most naturally-talented players England have produced, Sarah Taylor burst on to the scene in 2006 with a run-a-ball 61 in her fourth ODI against India and a maiden century followed early the next year against Australia in Chennai.

Taylor kept out Brighton College's male keeper in for a spot in their first team and there was much interest in 2013 when it was suggested that she could appear for Sussex 2nd XI. That did not eventuate, but she made her debut in senior men's cricket for Walmley, in the Birmingham Premier League, later that year and went on to play grade cricket in Australia.

Later in her career, Taylor's anxiety led to semi-regular breaks from England duty. She took an extended break after England's semi-final defeat at the World T20 in India in 2016, and her appearances were managed carefully by the ECB - with her belated recall for the 2017 World Cup offset by her absence from last year's World T20 in the Caribbean.

She announced her retirement for international cricket late in 2019 after withdrawing from that summer's Ashes series, but was due to make a comeback for Welsh Fire in the inaugural season of the Hundred in 2021.

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Recent Matches of Sarah Taylor

Fire vs Brave40c/0s11-Aug-2021SouthamptonWT20
Fire vs Phoenix160c/0s09-Aug-2021BirminghamWT20
Fire vs Rockets110c/0s06-Aug-2021CardiffWT20
Fire vs Invincibles290c/1s02-Aug-2021The OvalWT20
Fire vs Originals--0c/0s31-Jul-2021CardiffWT20

Photos of Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor is bowled by Heather Graham
Sarah Taylor completes a run-out
Sarah Taylor lifts over the leg side
Sarah Taylor hasn't ruled out making a comeback to cricket
Sarah Taylor now speaks openly about mental health issues
Sarah Taylor prepares to launch one over the top