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James Taylor      

Full name James William Arthur Taylor

Born January 6, 1990, Nottingham

Current age 25 years 52 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 14 14 2 458 98* 38.16 602 76.07 0 5 34 5 5 0
First-class 119 196 26 7939 242* 46.70 18 39 78 0
List A 113 109 24 4419 146* 51.98 5318 83.09 12 25 317 59 24 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 14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 119 11 228 176 0 - - - 4.63 - 0 0 0
List A 113 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 Scotland at Christchurch, Feb 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 England v Scotland at Christchurch, Feb 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
17 England v Scotland Christchurch 23 Feb 2015 ODI # 3611
0 England v New Zealand Wellington 20 Feb 2015 ODI # 3607
98* England v Australia Melbourne 14 Feb 2015 ODI # 3600
- England v Pakistan Sydney 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
25* England v West Indies Sydney 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
4 England v Australia Perth 1 Feb 2015 ODI # 3597
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
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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Feb 23, 2015

Matthew Cross stumped James Taylor on 17 off Josh Davey's bowling, England v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Christchurch, February 23, 2015

Matthew Cross stumped James Taylor on 17

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Feb 14, 2015

A disappointed James Taylor watches Australia celebrate, Australia v England, Group A, World Cup 2015, Melbourne, February 14, 2015

A disappointed James Taylor watches Australia celebrate

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Feb 14, 2015

James Taylor belts out a pull,  Australia v England, Group A, World Cup 2015, Melbourne, February 14, 2015

James Taylor belts out a pull

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2009

Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketers of the Year 2009

Tour Results
Scotland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 3, 2008
New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 212 balls remaining)
Ireland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 1, 2008
New Zealand won by 290 runs
England v New Zealand at Lord's - Jun 28, 2008
New Zealand won by 51 runs
England v New Zealand at The Oval - Jun 25, 2008
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
England v New Zealand at Bristol - Jun 21, 2008
New Zealand won by 22 runs
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