Sussex County Cricket Club on Monday announced the appointment of former England wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor as part of the coaching staff. She will work as a part-time with the men’s squad as well as Sussex Cricket Pathway in the upcoming season.
The former England international is widely regarded as one of the greatest wicketkeepers of all time. She will be primarily focusing on the wicketkeeping aspect of the Sussex side. Throughout her 13-year long international career, she earned 226 caps for her country with the most wicketkeeping dismissals in the history of women’s international cricket – 227. She also has a staggering 6,500+ international runs to her name.
Taylor said, “I want to share my experience and expertise to help them get the most out of their game. I’m a big believer in keeping things simple and perfecting the basics so that players can enjoy and express themselves with the gloves.”
Sussex have additionally signed former England player Ashley Wright, who will work as the assistant batting coach to Jason Swift. The former Leicestershire player that has expertise in human movements and biomechanics worked in the Bangladesh Premier League. He has also been the head coach of Guernsey for four years.
While announcing the arrival of two new additions to coaching staff, Sussex head coach Ian Salisbury said, “They both bring a huge amount of cricketing knowledge, skill and experience, as well as a fantastic work ethic, to the entirety of our player pathway. Equally as important, Sarah and Ash both fit our mantra of coaching the whole person, not just the cricketer very well.”
The expertise from two new additions will be put to test when they face off Lancashire in the County Championship 2021 on April 8, followed by the a match with Gloucestershire in the Vitality Blast 2021 on June 11.
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