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James Taylor      

Full name James William Arthur Taylor

Born January 6, 1990, Nottingham

Current age 24 years 353 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 6 6 0 196 90 32.66 265 73.96 0 2 15 3 1 0
First-class 119 196 26 7939 242* 46.70 18 39 78 0
List A 105 101 22 4157 146* 52.62 4981 83.45 12 22 298 57 20 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 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 119 11 228 176 0 - - - 4.63 - 0 0 0
List A 105 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 Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Dec 16, 2014 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 Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS), Dec 16, 2014 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
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
126, 46 Notts v Sussex Nottingham 15 Sep 2014 FC
0, 75 Notts v Yorkshire Nottingham 9 Sep 2014 FC
114 Notts v Durham Chester-le-Street 6 Sep 2014 LA
0, 6 Notts v Durham Chester-le-Street 31 Aug 2014 FC
146* Notts v Derbyshire Nottingham 26 Aug 2014 LA
62 Notts v Warwickshire Nottingham 20 Aug 2014 LA
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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Dec 11, 2014

James Taylor attacks off the back foot, Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele, December 11, 2014

James Taylor attacks off the back foot

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Dec 11, 2014

James Taylor drives through the covers, Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele, December 11, 2014

James Taylor drives through the covers

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Dec 7, 2014

James Taylor launches one down the ground, Sri Lanka v England, 4th ODI, Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, December 7, 2014

James Taylor launches one down the ground

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2009

Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketers of the Year 2009

Country Fixtures Country Results
SAf Invit XI v Eng Lions at Soweto
Jan 5-7, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
1st unofficial Test: Sth Africa A v Eng Lions at Paarl
Jan 11-14, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
England XI v Act Inv XI at Canberra
Jan 12, 2015 (10:00 local | 23:00 GMT | 18:00 EST | 17:00 CST | 15:00 PST)
England XI v PM's XI at Canberra
Jan 14, 2015 (14:20 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST)
Australia v England at Sydney
Jan 16, 2015 (14:20 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST | 21:20 CST | 19:20 PST)
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