Injury has ruled Captain Stafanie Taylor out of the remainder of the Twenty20 series against India, dealing a serious blow to West Indies’ chances of making a comeback in the five-match rubber.
According to CMC News, Cricket West Indies said on Sunday that Taylor had sustained a grade-one medial collateral ligament sprain during the third One-Day International against the Indians last Thursday, and would require a two-week recovery period.
Taylor, who struck two half-centuries in the three-match one-day series, sat out Saturday’s opening Twenty20 International which West Indies lost by 84 runs at the Darren Sammy National Stadium.
Chief selector, Anne Browne-John was quoted as saying “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.”
She added “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.”
Veteran off-spinner Anisa Mohammed, who led the Windies in Saturday’s T20 opener, will continue as captain for the remainder of the series with Shemaine Campbelle as her deputy.