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We played with so much fight and spirit, Stafanie Taylor

  • West Indies women’s cricket captain Stafanie Taylor has said her team puts full effort into each match
  • She mentioned that winning from big teams like England and New Zealand shows how much the team has grown
  • the captain added that the newly introduced domestic structure will allow young girls to participate in cricket

West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor has expressed that her team played all the matches with so much fight and so much spirit. The West Indies women’s cricket team suffered heartbreak when their team was eliminated at the hands of the Australian women’s team in the World Cup 2022 semi-finals in New Zealand.

The women representing the Caribbean had a fabulous start to the tournament winning their first two matches against England and the home team New Zealand. But things started to crumble from there onwards. they managed to win one more match against Bangladesh. With seven points, the women in maroon barely managed to stay in the final four courtesy of a heartbreaking defeat India suffered in the match against South Africa.

their World Cup journey came to a sad end when Australia put a mammoth 306 in 45 overs for Stafanie and her team to chase. Wickets continued to fall and despite a little bit of stability brought by Dottin and Mathews, the women’s team got all out on 148 bringing an end to their World Cup campaign.

But despite what happened skipper Stafanie is proud of her entire team and the way they played despite their performance taking a dip just before the start of the tournament. She said her team put all the effort they could in this event and is hopeful for a bright future.

“When you look at the characteristics of this team, you think of people who play with their hearts on their sleeves. We come into every game with so much emotion and so much passion, trying to represent the West Indies and the Caribbean and we plan to continuously do that, all the time, try to play with us as much fight as we possibly can.
“We are by no means the absolute best cricketers in the world compared to some of the others but at the same time we play with so much fight and so much spirit that we can compete with the best in the world, which is brilliant to be a part of.”

Speaking about the women CPL which will see its inaugural edition being played this year as announced by the Cricket West Indies (CWI). the captain expressed satisfaction and hope at the prospect of young girls joining the team which will be of immense benefit in the future

“The more cricket we can play at a lower level to the domestic stuff, the better. Hopefully, we can get some more young girls coming through the system. In this batch of players, this may be a lot of their last World Cups… it would be really good if we could start to nurture some younger players throughout the domestic cricket season and get some more people filtering into West Indies stuff.”

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