Former England women’s international Sarah Taylor said on Tuesday she is excited about playing cricket again after joining Welsh Fire for the inaugural season of The Hundred.

The 31-year-old, one of the best wicketkeepers of all time, was part of the England sides that won the Twenty20 and 50-overs World Cups in 2009.

She made 226 appearances for England, including 10 Tests, 126 One-Day and 90 T20 games, before retiring from international cricket in 2019 after a battle with anxiety. Her last domestic game was the same year, representing Surrey Stars.

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“There’s been a real buzz about The Hundred, and especially the women’s competition,” Taylor said in an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement.

“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…

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