'I made changes' - Windies Women's captain Taylor reaping benefits of renewed focus on fitness, new diet

By Sports Desk July 17, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Indies Women’s team captain, Stafanie Taylor, has credited a renewed focus on fitness and dieting as playing a crucial role in her return to top form.

The 30-year-old returned to the top of both the ODI batting and All-rounder rankings, on the back of a strong display against Pakistan, which has seen the West Indies claim an unassailable 3-1 lead in the ongoing five-match series.

Before that, the player also made her presence felt in the T20 international series between the teams.  Taylor scored 43 runs and took four wickets, one of her best overall match figures, to help the team seal a 3-0 sweep over the visitors.

“One of the things that I did was to make some changes for myself.  One was to get fitter and two was to eat a lot better,” Taylor told SportsMax.tv’s weekly InCaseYouMissedIT program.

“When you look at the top athletes the work that they put in comes with a high level of fitness and eating well and I said to myself that I wanted to make that conscious effort.  In order to go out there and perform for a long period of time, I needed to get fitter,” she added.

The win over Pakistan was the first for the team since 2019 and snapped a five-match losing streak for the team.

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