Taylor puts his best foot forward for WI
WICB Media Release.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Jerome Taylor has been the most impressive bowler in the ongoing Test series between West Indies and the fast bowler is looking to continue in the upcoming third match at Kensington Oval, starting Thursday.
First ball is 10 am (9am Jamaica Time).
Taylor, who turned 30 on Sunday, has so far taken 10 wickets at the impressive average of 17.20 runs per wickets. He bowled well at Sabina Park in Jamaica to mark a significant return to the international stage and was outstanding during the victory at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.
Speaking during training on Tuesday, Taylor said he is focussed on a victory in the third match -- which would help the Windies clinch the series.
“I’m focussed on winning. I always focus on winning. I play to win,” he said. “Every time I step out onto the park I try to make an impact and try to bowl the team to victory. It doesn’t always work that way but hard work pays off and I know once I work hard I will get reward.”
Taylor has been brilliant since his return to the regional stage earlier this year. He was among the leading bowlers in the NAGICO Super50 tournament as well as in the WICB Regional 4Day tournament.
“I want to continue to stay fit and stay on the park…to represent the West Indies for as long as I can and do well for the people of the West Indies, I’m delighted,” he said.
“I’m happy with the way I’m bowling but there is always room for improvement. I’m up for it in this Test match as I was in Jamaica and Trinidad. I’m feeling really great in mind, body and soul.”
Taylor enters Thursday’s match with 92 wickets, and says he has his eyes set on the magical 100 milestone.
“When I started the series I was thinking about it (100 wickets). I was thinking that if I bowled well enough I would get pretty close. It would be good to get eight wickets or more...not just for me but for the team. That would be something special and truly satisfying as I look to bigger and better things ahead.”
Denesh Ramdin (Captain)
Ottis Gibson (Head Coach)
Sir Richard Richardson (Team Manager)
Sir Curtly Ambrose (Bowling Consultant)
Stuart Williams (Assistant Coach)
Andre Coley (Assistant Coach)
C.J. Clark (Physiotherapist)
Hector Martinez Charles (Strength & Conditioning Co-ordinator)
Richard Berridge (Video & Statistical Analyst)
Philip Spooner (Media Manager)
Virgil Browne (Massage Therapist)
June 8-12: First Test – New Zealand won by 186 runs at Sabina Park, Jamaica
June 16-20: Second Test – West Indies won by 10 wickets at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad
June 26-30: Third Test – Kensington Oval, Barbados
July 5: First T20I – Windsor Park, Dominica
July 6: Second T20I – Windsor Park, Dominica
WICB Media Release.