Not focusing on personal milestones, says West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor

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West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor is 16 runs away from joining New Zealand veteran Suzie Bates in the 3000-run club in T20 internationals, and she is expected to achieve the feat in the upcoming five-match series against England. However, the 29-year-old has said that her focus would always be on what she can do for the team and not personal milestones ahead of the T20I series against England that begins on September 21.

"I guess, for me, it's just yet another milestone," she told Cricket West Indies, as a matter of fact. "I don't really think much of it. I just pretty much do whatever I can for the team. Always put the team first."

Though she has been a part of the Women's Cricket Super League tournament in England for a while, the West Indies skipper felt that it is not the same as to living there.

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"I wouldn't say I am accustomed to the UK environment. But yeah, I have played here quite a lot. I don't think that you get acclimatised here unless you live here. But not just for me, I think a lot of us have played here before and know what the condition is like."

On playing in conditions where balls swing a lot, Taylor felt that the West Indies players would have to play under their eyes or play late.

"You pretty much have to play what you see," said Taylor, who is trying to get match ready.

"It's been really nice to get out in the middle and get some practice, which we have been missing for quite a while. So far, it has been really good. As soon it gets closer, I will start thinking about what I really wanna accomplish on this tour," she concluded.