Sarah Taylor to captain Sussex Women, Arran Brindle vice-captain

Arran Brindle and Sarah Taylor

Sussex have appointed Sarah Taylor as captain of their women's team for the 2014 season, with Arran Brindle named vice-captain.

Both Taylor, 24, and Brindle, 32, led Sussex Women last season after an injury to former skipper Holly Colvin.

Spinner Colvin, 24, announced earlier this month she is taking an immediate break from all forms of cricket.

London-born Taylor has been with Sussex for nine years and has played 85 ODI and 55 T20 matches for England.

The wicketkeeper-batsman, who is currently ranked as the world's number two female batsman in one-day Internationals and number one in Twenty20, captained Sussex as they won the County Championship final against Yorkshire in September.

"I am delighted at being appointed as captain for Sussex and working with such a fantastic squad of players at Sussex," Taylor said.

"Working with Arran as my vice-captain is something I am looking forward to continuing, having worked with her through the summer, and we work well together.

"Our aim is to retain the County Championship which we worked so hard to win last season, as well as win back the T20."

Fellow England international Brindle joined Sussex three seasons ago from Lancashire.

"It is great to give the captaincy to Sarah," Sussex Women's coach Charlotte Burton said.

"She has not only grown as a player over the last few years but has grown as a person. She has great cricket knowledge and along with Arran as vice-captain I am sure they will do a fantastic job."

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