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jayant   |  2022-01-01

Sarah Taylor: 12 Superbly Amazing Facts (2022)

Sarah Jane Taylor, born on 20th May 1989, is a former English women’s cricketer who played 10 Test matches, 126 ODIs, and 90 T20Is for the England Women’s cricket team.

Right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman, Sarah Taylor played 13 years of international cricket between 2006 and 2019, before taking retirement in 2019 because of an anxiety issue.

So, today we are listing down 12 superbly amazing facts about Sarah Taylor.

Sarah Taylor: 12 Superbly Amazing Facts

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1) Sarah Taylor was born on 20th October 1966 in the Whitechapel district of East London in England

2) Sarah Taylor, at the age of 17, made his international debut against India in 2006

3) In 2008, Sarah Taylor scored a superb 75 not out against India at Taunton in England and helped England win by ten wickets.

Hence, with these 75 runs, she became the youngest woman cricketer to score 1000 ODI runs.

4) In early 2008, Sarah helped England retain the Ashes and also played some crucial knocks in the 2009 T20 World Cup

5) In August 2008, Sarah Taylor and Caroline Atkins added 268 runs for the first wicket against South Africa and broke the record of the highest run partnership in women’s ODI cricket.

6) Sarah Taylor was selected as the ICC T20I Cricketer Of The Year for two consecutive years in 2012 and 2013 by the ICC

7) In 2014, Sarah became the ICC women’s ODI Cricketer Of The Year and became the first female cricketer to get inducted in the Legends Lane at the Brighton and Hove Country Cricket in 2015.

8) In 2015, Sarah Taylor became the first woman cricketer to play men’s grade cricket in Australia

She played for the Northern Districts as a wicket-keeper against Port Adelaide in South Australia’s premier men’s competition.

9) In 2016, Sarah took a break from cricket due to severe anxiety issues, but resumed cricket in 2017 and even got selected in the Women’s Cricket World Cup.

10) Big fan of Sri Lanka’s legendary wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara, Sarah is the only wicket-keeper to affect 50 or more stumpings in T20Is across both men and women’s cricket

11) Taylor is the second-highest run-getter for England in women’s cricket with 6,533 international runs

She is also a big supporter of the Arsenal football club.

12) In 2021, Sarah Taylor became the first female full-time coach for a senior men’s team when he joined as the wicketkeeping coach for the Sussex county cricket club.

On 29th October 2021, Sarah got appointed as assistant coach to Abu Dhabi’s men’s team.

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