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James Taylor

Full NameJames William Arthur Taylor

BornJanuary 6, 1990

Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)

NationalityEnglish

RoleBatsman/Right-handed, Right-arm leg break Bowler

Relation(s)Josie Taylor (Spouse)

James Taylor Profile


James William Arthur Taylor is an exciting young talented cricketer from England, who was born on 6th of January, 1990. A right handed classy batsman, James at times bowls right arm leg breaks. He is one of the shortest batsman to play cricket.


Background


Breaking into the Leicestershire team for first class games in 2008, Taylor made it count every opportunity he had. Scoring over a 1000 runs in a season, he became the first player to do so.


Debut


James made his ODI debut in 2011 against Ireland scoring a single run in a rain interrupted match.


In the following year, he made his Test debut against South Africa. He scored 34 runs in the only innings he got to play.


Rise


Taylor rose to the occasion for the England team, scoring 90 runs against Sri Lanka in an ODI in 2014, which the visitors eventually won with 5 wickets to spare. He continued the good run in the following game scoring a crucial 68 ending up in a losing cause.


He thrashed the Aussies in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup group match, scoring an unbeaten 98 which carried a controversial decision against his team. Taylor was run out by Glenn Maxwell after the LBW decision given by Aleem Dar which was later reviewed. The ball was adjudged as dead ball and Taylor fell 2 runs short of his maiden ODI century.


Fall


His every great game was followed by a gloomy one. A few bad knocks scattered over his short career of 5 years. From bad knocks against South Africa and 2015 tri series of Sri Lanka and India. He still made his place cemented.


Club Career


He represented leicestershire for 3 years from 2008-2011 then later played for Nottingham and a few games for Sussex later on. His brilliant knocks in club cricket made him earn an international call up.


Retirement


A serious heart condition ARVC (arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy) made him bid adieu to the game of cricket. He retired in April 2016.


After retiring, he featured in BBC Radio as an analyst and a commentator.

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James Taylor picks his All-time XI; Virat Kohli named captain
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5 players who retired from International Cricket in 2016
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James Taylor - a true fighter
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James Taylor picks Virat Kohli and Yasir Shah in his contemporary world XI
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Here's how James Taylor's life is shaping up post his premature retirement
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Former England batsman James Taylor feared he would die
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How English cricket has been hampered by repeated changes in personnel
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Comic: James Taylor retires
Comic: James Taylor retires
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Cricketers react to James Taylor's sudden retirement
Cricketers react to James Taylor's sudden retirement
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James Taylor forced to retire due to serious heart condition
James Taylor forced to retire due to serious heart condition
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Alex Hales forced to wear Chris Woakes' shirt after forgetting to wash his own in 1st T20 vs South Africa
Alex Hales was forced to come out with Chris Woakes jersey, but changed into his own after the first wicket fell
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Kagiso Rabada rips England apart as South Africa beat England on final day
South Africa beat England by 280 runs in the fourth and final Test in Centurion.
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Nick Compton, James Taylor rescue England on rain-hit Day 1 after Dale Steyn uproots top order
England end the first day at 179/4
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England romp to lead in ODI series on back of James Taylor's half century
The two made the chase look easy, turning around what could have been a tough match for them
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