James Taylor      

Full name James William Arthur Taylor

Born January 6, 1990, Nottingham

Current age 26 years 33 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 7 13 1 312 76 26.00 753 41.43 0 2 32 2 7 0
ODIs 27 26 5 887 101 42.23 1107 80.12 1 7 69 12 7 0
First-class 138 230 29 9296 291 46.24 20 47 91 0
List A 136 131 30 5365 146* 53.11 6376 84.14 15 30 391 78 30 0
Twenty20 91 82 25 1972 62* 34.59 1685 117.03 0 8 149 42 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 138 11 228 176 0 - - - 4.63 - 0 0 0
List A 136 5 138 170 5 4/61 4/61 34.00 7.39 27.6 1 0 0
Twenty20 91 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 South Africa v England at Centurion, Jan 22-26, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v England at Dublin, Aug 25, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI England v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Nov 20, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Worcestershire v Leicestershire at Worcester, Apr 23-26, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v England at Centurion, Jan 22-26, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Leicestershire v Essex at Leicester, Jul 20, 2008 scorecard
Last List A South Africa A v England XI at Kimberley, Jan 30, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Derbyshire v Leicestershire at Derby, Jun 22, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Durham v Nottinghamshire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 17, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
116 England XI v Sth Africa A Kimberley 30 Jan 2016 LA
14, 24 England v South Africa Centurion 22 Jan 2016 Test # 2200
7, 2* England v South Africa Johannesburg 14 Jan 2016 Test # 2199
0, 27 England v South Africa Cape Town 2 Jan 2016 Test # 2197
70, 42 England v South Africa Durban 26 Dec 2015 Test # 2196
15 England XI v Sth Africa A Pietermaritzburg 20 Dec 2015 FC
114, 0* England XI v SAf Invit XI Potchefstroom 15 Dec 2015 Other
13 England v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 20 Nov 2015 ODI # 3712
67* England v Pakistan Sharjah 17 Nov 2015 ODI # 3710
9* England v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 13 Nov 2015 ODI # 3708
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, 2016

James Taylor gets a handshake for his hundred, South Africa A v England Lions, Tour match, Kimberley, January 30, 2016

James Taylor gets a handshake for his hundred

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Jan 30, 2016

James Taylor prospered coming in at No. 3, South Africa A v England Lions, Tour match, Kimberley, January 30, 2016

James Taylor prospered coming in at No. 3

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Jan 26, 2016

James Taylor's series faded after an early fifty, South Africa v England, 4th Test, Centurion, 5th day, January 26, 2016

James Taylor's series faded after an early fifty

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2009

Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketers of the Year 2009

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd ODI: South Africa v England at Centurion
Feb 9, 2016 (13:30 local | 11:30 GMT | 06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST)
5th Place Play-off Semi-Final: England U19 v Namibia U19s at Fatullah
Feb 10, 2016 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST -1d | 21:00 CST -1d | 19:00 PST -1d)
2nd ODI: SA Women v Eng Women at Centurion
Feb 12, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
4th ODI: South Africa v England at Johannesburg
Feb 12, 2016 (13:30 local | 11:30 GMT | 06:30 EST | 05:30 CST | 03:30 PST)
5th ODI: South Africa v England at Cape Town
Feb 14, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
3rd ODI: SA Women v Eng Women at Johannesburg
Feb 14, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
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