INJURY SETBACK

Taylor has been advised two weeks rest by the medical staff

Taylor has been advised two weeks rest by the medical staff © Getty

West Indies Women captain Stafanie Taylor has been ruled out of the ongoing T20I series against India, Cricket West Indies confirmed in a media release just ahead of the second match on Sunday (November 10).

Taylor picked up the injury in the last game of the ODI series and subsequently sat out of the first T20I on Saturday. The team’s medical staff has advised two weeks of rest for the captain who has sustained a “Grade 1 Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain”.

Senior spinner Anisa Mohammed led the team in Taylor’s absence, and will continue in that role for the series, while Shemaine Campbelle has been named her deputy.

Meanwhile, young Guyanese all-rounder Cherry-Ann Fraser has been named Taylor’s replacement for the remainder of the series.

“It is very disappointing to lose Stafanie at this crucial time and she will no doubt be missed but her health and recovery are of utmost importance,” said CWI chief selector Ann Browne-John. “We have the ICC T20 World Cup in a few months and it is critical that Stafanie gets the time to recover and return to full fitness.”

Taylor was named Player of the Series in the preceding ODI series, which the hosts lost 1-2, scoring 193 runs across the three games.

India lead the five-match T20I series 1-0 after their thumping 84-run victory in the curtain raiser in St. Lucia. The second match is due to start later on Sunday at the same venue.

© Cricbuzz

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