Stafanie Taylor wins ICC Player of The Month award for July 2021

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West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor © Cricket West Indies

West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor has been announced as the ICC Player of the Month for July 2021. Taylor led West Indies to a clean sweep in the T20I series against Pakistan and a 3-2 victory in the ODIs. She was the player of the match in the third T20I for her allround performance.

The 30-year-old continued her good form in the ODIs with a match-winning hundred in the first match. She finished the series with 175 runs at a strike rate of 79.18. With the ball, she took three wickets, operating at an economy of 3.72.

Speaking about the award, Taylor said that she was surprised by the selection, adding, "but I am happy. It shows that the hard work you put in will pay off. And it did, against Pakistan, to help us win that series. We played well in both formats."

Currently playing for Southern Brave in The Hundred, Taylor said that she is looking forward to her next international assignment - a home series against South Africa.

“I am over in England now playing in The Hundred, which is a different kind of competition, played at a faster pace, but I am still working hard. We are also looking forward to the series against South Africa at home. We will be looking to win that as well," she concluded.