James Taylor      

Full name James William Arthur Taylor

Born January 6, 1990, Nottingham

Current age 25 years 20 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 9 9 1 257 90 32.12 344 74.70 0 3 19 3 2 0
First-class 119 196 26 7939 242* 46.70 18 39 78 0
List A 108 104 23 4218 146* 52.07 5060 83.35 12 23 302 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 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 119 11 228 176 0 - - - 4.63 - 0 0 0
List A 108 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 Australia v England at Hobart, Jan 23, 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 Australia v England at Hobart, Jan 23, 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
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
126, 46 Notts v Sussex Nottingham 15 Sep 2014 FC
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 23, 2015

James Taylor was dismissed by Moises Henriques for 5, Australia v England, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Hobart, January 23, 2015

James Taylor was dismissed by Moises Henriques for 5

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Jan 20, 2015

James Taylor scored his third ODI fifty, England v India, Carlton Mid Tri-series, Brisbane, January 20, 2015

James Taylor scored his third ODI fifty

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Jan 16, 2015

James Taylor was lbw for a duck, Australia v England, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Sydney, January 16, 2015

James Taylor was lbw for a duck

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2009

Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketers of the Year 2009

Tour Results
M.C.C. v ROW XI at Lord's - Jul 5, 2014
M.C.C. won by 7 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
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