Role Batsman/Right-handed, Right-arm leg break Bowler
Relation(s) Josie Taylor (Spouse)
James Taylor Biography
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.