Taylor set to make Test-return
West Indian fast bowler Jerome Taylor is set to make return to Test cricket after ending a nine-month retirement from the red ball International cricket. He will be available for selections in the three-match series against Pakistan. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ অবসর ভেঙে ফিরছেন ক্যারিবিয়ান ক্রিকেটার]
The right-arm pacer Jerome, the Jamaican, had announced his Test retirement last year. He played his last Test to date in 2016 January against Australia at Sydney. He bowled only four overs in that heavily rain-affected game.
Taylor has played 46 Tests for West Indies since he made his debut in 2003. He took 130 wickets at an average of 34.46. Currently, he is the most experienced West Indian fast bowler.
“I believe I still have a lot of cricket left in me and I know I can still offer a lot to West Indies cricket in the Test arena,” Taylor said in a WICB press release. “If selected, I will look to put my best foot forward and give my all for the team. We have some young players in the group at the moment and I believe with my experience, I can add to the team going forward.”
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“It is good to see that Jerome has decided to come out of retirement and make himself available for Tests once again,” said West Indies selection chairman Courtney Browne.
The first Test between West Indies and Pakistan will begin on April 21 at Taylor’s home ground Sabina Park, Kingston.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com