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James Taylor      

Full name James William Arthur Taylor

Born January 6, 1990, Nottingham

Current age 25 years 25 days

Major teams England, England Lions, England Under-19s, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire 2nd XI

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Height 5 ft 6 in

James William Arthur Taylor
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 3 0 48 34 16.00 152 31.57 0 0 6 0 2 0
ODIs 10 10 1 339 90 37.66 466 72.74 0 4 23 3 2 0
First-class 119 196 26 7939 242* 46.70 18 39 78 0
List A 109 105 23 4300 146* 52.43 5182 82.97 12 24 306 57 21 0
Twenty20 79 71 22 1719 62* 35.08 1480 116.14 0 8 129 38 26 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 119 11 228 176 0 - - - 4.63 - 0 0 0
List A 109 5 138 170 5 4/61 4/61 34.00 7.39 27.6 1 0 0
Twenty20 79 7 74 100 2 1/10 1/10 50.00 8.10 37.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v South Africa at Leeds, Aug 2-6, 2012 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Lord's, Aug 16-20, 2012 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v England at Dublin, Aug 25, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at Perth, Jan 30, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Worcestershire v Leicestershire at Worcester, Apr 23-26, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Nottinghamshire v Sussex at Nottingham, Sep 15-18, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Leicestershire v Essex at Leicester, Jul 20, 2008 scorecard
Last List A England v India at Perth, Jan 30, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Derbyshire v Leicestershire at Derby, Jun 22, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Nottinghamshire v Hampshire at Nottingham, Aug 3, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
82 England v India Perth 30 Jan 2015 ODI # 3595
5 England v Australia Hobart 23 Jan 2015 ODI # 3589
56* England v India Brisbane 20 Jan 2015 ODI # 3586
0 England v Australia Sydney 16 Jan 2015 ODI # 3578
71 England XI v PM's XI Canberra 14 Jan 2015 Other OD
55 England XI v Act Inv XI Canberra 12 Jan 2015 Other OD
2 England v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 16 Dec 2014 ODI # 3569
10 England v Sri Lanka Pallekele 13 Dec 2014 ODI # 3567
68 England v Sri Lanka Pallekele 10 Dec 2014 ODI # 3565
90 England v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 7 Dec 2014 ODI # 3563
Profile

James Taylor is out to prove that when it comes to cricket size isn't everything. Players diminutive in stature have had excellent international careers - Shiv Chanderpaul is just one example of that - but when Taylor made his Test debut against South Africa at Headingley in 2012, even his batting partner, Kevin Pietersen, expressed his misgivings. Pietersen twice told England's coach at the time, Andy Flower, that Taylor should not have been selected. "I have nothing against James but at 5ft 6ins he's one of the shortest men currently playing county cricket," Pietersen wrote in his autobiography. His dad was a jockey and James is built for the same gig. We were facing the fiercest attack in world cricket; I didn't think he was up for it."

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Jan 30, 2015

James Taylor and Jos Buttler shared in a 125-run stand, England v India, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Perth, January 30 2015

James Taylor and Jos Buttler shared in a 125-run stand

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Jan 30, 2015

James Taylor gets off his toes to play the ball through the leg side, England v India, Carlton Mid Tri-series, Perth, January 30, 2015

James Taylor gets off his toes to play the ball through the leg side

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Jan 30, 2015

James Taylor hits out, England v India, Carlton Mid Tri-series, Perth, January 30, 2015

James Taylor hits out

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2009

Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketers of the Year 2009

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Final: Australia v England at Perth
Feb 1, 2015 (11:20 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST)
4th unofficial ODI: Sth Africa A v Eng Lions at Pretoria
Feb 2, 2015 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
5th unofficial ODI: Sth Africa A v Eng Lions at Benoni
Feb 5, 2015 (13:30 local | 11:30 GMT | 06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST)
ND Women v Eng Women at Mount Maunganui
Feb 8, 2015 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT | 16:30 EST | 15:30 CST | 13:30 PST)
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