West Indies in ‘good space’ heading into Women’s World Cup, says Stafanie Taylor

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West Indies in 'good space' heading into Women's World Cup, says Stafanie Taylor

West Indies in ‘good space’ heading into Women’s World Cup, says Stafanie Taylor

West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor believes her team is in good shape for the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2022.

Taylor also credited West Indies coach Courtney Walsh with having a significant impact on the team.

“The West Indies are heading to the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 in a good space, the like of which I have not seen for a long time,” Taylor wrote in an ICC column.

“A lot of that is down to the coaching staff. Courtney Walsh took over as head coach in 2020 and the impact that he and his team have made has been huge. They have been able to teach us things that we were just completely unaware of previously,” she added.

The West Indies captain also offered some advise to young players competing in their debut ODI World Cup.

“We still have a few players from the 2017 World Cup, and players like Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews are in good form,” said Taylor.
“But there are also a lot of youngsters who we have been able to integrate into the side. For those playing their first World Cup, my advice to them is to enjoy themselves.

“There will be nerves, there is no way around that, but they just need to enjoy the opportunity,” she added.

The prize money for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 will be USD 1.32 million, which is double the amount given to the 2017 champions.

The competition’s runners-up will receive USD 600,000. An increase of USD 270,000 from the last time India finished second to England. The tournament will be held in New Zealand from March 4 to April 3.

Every side will play each other once in the round-robin group round in the upcoming World Cup. With the 28 games spread throughout six host cities in New Zealand.