Sarah Taylor has described a “rollercoaster of anxiety” in her first interview since being named in England’s 15-player squad for the Women’s World Cup this summer.
Taylor’s year-long break from the international game came to an end when she re-joined England Women for a training camp in Abu Dhabi, and she will make her return to competitive cricket as England host the 50-over competition.
Speaking to the ECB, she said: “If you have a look at my last 12 months it’s been a rollercoaster of anxiety from day to day stuff to my return to cricket. It’s been very graduated – the ECB have been brilliant in terms of not just rushing me back in – and it’s actually been calculated in different areas. That’s in turn helped my day to day life and it’s progressed me on so much to now being here. I’m back and I’m ready to face the World Cup and the scrutiny that professional sport brings.”
Watch the full interview here: