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Taylor leaves Thunder for Strikers

(CMC) West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor has parted ways with Sydney Thunder after four seasons and will suit up for Adelaide Strikers in the upcoming Women’s Big Bash campaign starting next month.

The 28-year-old will join the New Zealand pair of Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine, further strengthening a side which finished sixth of eight teams and missed out on the semi-finals last season.

“I’m very much excited about [the Big Bash] especially in a new environment,” the Jamaican said in a statement.

“I don’t know much about the team but I’m mostly looking forward to playing alongside Suzie and Sophie.”

A quality top order batsman who played her 100th Twenty20 for West Indies last week against Australia, Taylor will only turn out in only four matches during the season – the first and the last two – but will be available for the finals of Striker qualify.

England batsman Lauren Winfield will replace Taylor for the 10 other league games.

Taylor, who also bowls off spin, is the number three-ranked all-rounder in the ICC rankings and sits third on the batting charts.

The Women’s Big Bash runs from October 18 to December 8.

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