Sarah Taylor  © Getty Images
Sarah Taylor © Getty Images

Sarah Taylor broke news about taking an indefinite break from international cricket on Monday for personal reasons. This came just after England captain and record run-scorer Charlotte Edwards had announced her international retirement after being told coach Mark Robinson wanted to build a new team last week. The duo played the recently concluded ICC Women’s World T20 2016 in India where England were eliminated by the Southern Stars in the semi-final. In an Women’s Ashes encounter in the semi-final the Australian Women sealed the game on the last ball of the match. READ: Charlotte Edwards retires from international cricket

Sarah is England’s second highest run-scorer in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and only second to Charlotte in the shortest format of the game on the international level. In October last year, Sarah who plays for Sussex, took a four-month sabbatical in 2010, became the first woman to play in Australian first-grade cricket.

According to, an England Cricket Board (ECB) spokesperson has revealed that the board are monitoring Sarah’s situation at present and would “support her, keep in touch and talk with her prior to selection for the Pakistan series and the start of the Super League.” READ: Sarah Taylor calls playing Australian first-grade cricket ‘intense, hard, rewarding’

Sarah has scored 5,581 runs runs in 190 appearances for England, claiming 114 catches and 88 stumpings. The English wicketkeeper-batter is one of only seven women to play in 100 ODIs for England. Last November, her Sussex teammate Holly Colvin retired from international cricket to take up a role with the ICC in Dubai.