Windies Women won't take Pakistan for granted - Stafanie Taylor

By February 06, 2019

Windies Women’s captain Stafanie Taylor said her team will not be taking Pakistan for granted as the two teams prepare to square off in three ODI matches in Dubai beginning on Thursday morning Jamaica time.

Taylor missed the recent T20 series in Karachi because of security concerns. Hard-hitting opener Hayley Matthews also missed the series with an injury and will also not be available for the ODI series.

The Jamaican batter joined the team in Dubai this week as the team got ready for what is expected to be a stern test for the Caribbean women, who won the T20 series 2-1.

The Windies Women are ranked sixth in the world with 1754 points with Pakistan just behind in seventh with 1652. Taylor said they will not be letting their guard down.

“We and Pakistan are pretty close on the points table. (We are) not taking anything for granted. We just want to go out there and play our own style of cricket, our own brand of cricket,” she said.

“It’s not going to be an easy one. We saw how well both teams did in the T20, so I think this one (series) is going to be a challenging one.”

She said the team will miss Matthews but feels she has more than enough cover for the young Barbadian’s absence.

“It’s a big blow (Matthews’ absence) but we have capable players. We have new players and we have senior players who could definitely do the job for us,” she said.

“Hayley at the top is very explosive and dominant but we do have a middle there that is also explosive and dominant so I am not too worried about that but, yeah, she will be missed.”

 

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