Taylor: Strong start critical

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – West Indies Women’s captain Stafanie Taylor has underscored the importance of a strong start to their ICC 50-over World Cup campaign, when it gets underway next week.

The Caribbean side takes on hosts and one of the pre-tournament favourites, New Zealand Women, in their opening game in Turanga next Friday, a contest which Taylor said could set the tone for her team’s run in the competition.

“We’re really excited about that. You probably wouldn’t want to play the hosts in the first game but it’s what it is,” Taylor said at the official ICC captains’ media conference, yesterday.

“I think, for us, we have to go out there and play to the best of our abilities. (CMC)

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