West Indies fast bowler Jerome
Taylor made a successful return to international cricket last weekend when he
played against Ireland in the Jamaica Cricket Association Festival match at
He made a brisk 10 not out and then
bowled his four overs for 30 runs, taking one wicket.
He spoke about his rehabilitation
from injury, his back-to-bowling programme, his comeback and is looking forward
to the West Indies doing well in the upcoming ICC World T20 Tournament, to be
played in the Caribbean from 30 April to 16 May.
“I felt really good with my
performance in the T20 match against Ireland at Sabina. I was relaxed and just
went out and bowled like normal.
“The body was feeling quite good
and I’m quite happy with the work I put in. My run-up was clean and my delivery
stride was good so it all went according to the plan that myself and the coach
had in place. I didn’t have any nerves. It was a case of going out there in the
middle and delivering.”
“I was happy with the time I had at
the camp in Barbados and the work I put in with the coach.
“It was the ideal way to approach
the situation. Rehabilitation can be a mental thing. I feel strong mentally and
“The frame of mind I’m in at the
just want to go out and put in big performances
and look to play my part in the process of winning, and helping the West Indies
to be victories in the ICC World T20 Tournament.”