West Indies Women’s captain – Stafanie Taylor – was on Wednesday (yesterday) named as the ICC Women’s T20 Cricketer of the Year. During the voting period between September 18, 2014 and September 13, 2015, Taylor scored the most runs by any women’s batter in the shortest format of the game – 340 in nine matches. She has previously won the ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year awards in 2011 and 2012.
Taylor said: “I’m delighted to be the winner again as I wasn’t expecting to win this year. For me, it is an early Christmas gift, so I have something extra to celebrate. “Winning an award is an added motivation to do better. It’s great to win awards but my aim is to get better, do better for the team and try to lift West Indies cricket. “I would like to dedicate this award to my team-mates, who have been very supportive of me throughout my career. I took over as captain earlier this year and they have been absolutely amazing with their support.”