She’s one of the all-time greats. Now she’ll be a Welsh Fire star. Sarah Taylor has signed up for The Hundred.
Introducing the latest player to sign up for The Hundred. Sarah Taylor is one of the all-time greats of women’s cricket. In 2021 she’ll represent Welsh Fire.
Taylor is among England’s greatest ever keepers, making 226 appearances for her country before retiring from international cricket in 2019. She has two World Cup titles to her name.
The news comes as people signed up to The Hundred will get their first chance to snap up tickets for this summer’s blockbuster sporting event, with the priority window opening on April 7.
SARAH TAYLOR SAID:
"There has been a real buzz about The Hundred, and especially the women’s competition. We’ve got the best players from around the world involved and the temptation to be part of it was too great to resist. I’m so excited at the prospect of playing again. It’ll be really special to get back out there and be part of a Welsh Fire side that hopefully can have a great first season."
BETH BARRETT-WILD, HEAD OF THE HUNDRED WOMEN’S COMPETITION COMMENTED:
"Sarah Taylor is a truly extraordinary cricketer, who has made a habit of breaking new ground in the game throughout her career. It’s highly appropriate therefore that she will feature in The Hundred this summer – a competition which has the potential to transform women’s cricket.
"I’m personally very excited about watching her play again, and I’m sure her involvement and performances will help to inspire the next generation of girls and boys to fall in love with the sport."
Taylor will be joined by Australian spin bowler Georgia Wareham. She has already featured 48 times for Australia despite being only 21 and took three wickets in the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup semi-final. Wareham replaces Jess Jonassen, who has withdrawn due to personal circumstances. See the full Welsh Fire squad by clicking here.
WELSH FIRE WOMEN’S HEAD COACH MATTHEW MOTT ADDED:
"It is fantastic news that Sarah and Georgia will be part of our squad this summer. Sarah is one of the best cricketers England has ever produced. It goes without saying she would improve any side and we are delighted she’s signed with us. Georgia’s has been an integral part of the Australian side and she’ll bring a real x-factor to our squad. She is a dependable and damaging spin bowler and has developed her batting as a powerful player."
GEORGIA WAREHAM SAID:
"I’m really excited to be signed by Matthew for Welsh Fire. I obviously know him, Meg (Lanning) and Beth (Mooney) incredibly well but our whole squad looks strong. Playing with the likes of Sarah Taylor and Katie George will be a great experience and I can’t wait to get going in Cardiff this summer."