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Taylor joins Big Bash

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Stafanie Taylor

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC):

West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor has become the latest Caribbean player to sign up for Australia's inaugural Women's Big Bash League after Sydney Thunder announced Wednesday that it has secured her services for the tournament, which bowls off tomorrow.

The 24-year-old Taylor ranks among the elite batsmen in international women's cricket and also bowls penetrative off-spin and is expected to immediately strengthen a Thunder side that already boasts the likes of Alex Blackwell, Rachael Haynes, Rene Farrell, and Erin Osborne.

Taylor, who took over the captaincy of the West Indies side in September, said she was looking forward to contributing in all areas to Thunder's campaign.

"I know I'm going to be a huge asset to the team. The team is very strong, I am here to share my experience and, hopefully, have some good games," Taylor said.