England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor quits International cricket
England’s wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor has retired from international cricket due to an ongoing battle with anxiety. Taylor made her debut for in 2006 as a 17-year-old and she went on to play 226 games. The Lightning behind the stumps’ tally of 6,533 international runs places her second on England Women’s all-time best run-scorers just behind Charlotte Edwards.
The 30-year-old was the part of England’s winning World Cup campaign in 2017. In recent years Sarah Taylor has missed a number of series due to mental health issues. Her final international appearance came during this recent drawn Ashes Test at Taunton.
“This has been a tough decision but I know it’s the right one,” said Sarah. “For me and for my health moving forward. I can’t thank my team-mates enough, both past and present, and the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) for being supporters and friends along my journey.
“Playing for England and getting to wear the shirt for so long has been a dream come true and I have been blessed with so many great moments throughout my career. From making my debut in 2006, to Ashes wins, and of course the World Cup final at Lord’s, to name just a few.”