Sarah Taylor withdraws from T20I series against Australia due to mental health issues

Sarah Taylor is one of the few cricketers who has been open about her mental issues. She had withdrawn from cricket for a year in 2016, and had also pulled out of the T20 World Cup in 2018 to deal with her anxieties.
Sarah Taylor withdraws from T20I series against Australia due to mental health issuesSarah Taylor withdraws from T20I series against Australia due to mental health issues
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England wicket-keeper Sarah Taylor has withdrawn from the upcoming T20I series against Australia due to mental health issues. The series is a part of the Women's Ashes. Fran Wilson has been named as Taylor's replacement. 

The cricketer, who had taken a long break away from cricket in 2016 before returning in 2017, had pulled out of the T20 World Cup last year due to her mental anxieties. 

"I first took a break from the game in 2016 but I don't want people to feel this is exactly the same. I've made progress in that time and there are plenty of challenges I've met on the way and hurdles I've overcome," Taylor said.

The keeper stressed on the fact that mental issues is not something that can be eaten easily, and at this juncture, she does not feel that she will be able to play the series. 

"That said, mental health is not something you 'beat'. It's a continual management process and at the moment I don't feel in a good enough place to compete in international sport."

Taylor had played in the Test and the ODI series against Australia, however, this month.

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