James Taylor      

Full name James William Arthur Taylor

Born January 6, 1990, Nottingham

Current age 25 years 110 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 17 17 3 492 98* 35.14 652 75.46 0 5 35 6 5 0
First-class 122 202 27 8217 242* 46.95 18 42 78 0
List A 116 112 25 4453 146* 51.18 5368 82.95 12 25 318 60 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 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 122 11 228 176 0 - - - 4.63 - 0 0 0
List A 116 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 Afghanistan v England at Sydney, Mar 13, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Worcestershire v Leicestershire at Worcester, Apr 23-26, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire at Nottingham, Apr 19-22, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Leicestershire v Essex at Leicester, Jul 20, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Afghanistan v England at Sydney, Mar 13, 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
59, 35 Notts v Yorkshire Nottingham 19 Apr 2015 FC
36, 61 Notts v Middlesex Lord's 12 Apr 2015 FC
25, 62* Notts v Lbrough MCCU Nottingham 7 Apr 2015 FC
8* England v Afghanistan Sydney 13 Mar 2015 ODI # 3635
1 England v Bangladesh Adelaide 9 Mar 2015 ODI # 3630
25 England v Sri Lanka Wellington 1 Mar 2015 ODI # 3619
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
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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Mar 13, 2015

James Taylor and Ian Bell walk off after sealing a nine-wicket win, Afghanistan v England, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney, March 13, 2015

James Taylor and Ian Bell walk off after sealing a nine-wicket win

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Mar 9, 2015

James Taylor reacts after getting out, England v Bangladesh, World Cup 2015, Group A, Adelaide, March 9, 2015

James Taylor reacts after getting out

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Mar 1, 2015

James Taylor reprieved Lahiru Thirimanne on 122 and parried the ball to the boundary , England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington, March 1, 2015

James Taylor reprieved Lahiru Thirimanne on 122 and parried the ball to the boundary

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Notes

NBC Denis Compton Award 2009

Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketers of the Year 2009

Tournament Results
KKR v Super Kings at Chennai - May 27, 2012
KKR won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Daredevils v Super Kings at Chennai - May 25, 2012
Super Kings won by 86 runs
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Bangalore - May 23, 2012
Super Kings won by 38 runs
Daredevils v KKR at Pune - May 22, 2012
KKR won by 18 runs
Royals v Mum Indians at Jaipur - May 20, 2012
Mum Indians won by 10 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Chargers v RCB at Hyderabad (Deccan) - May 20, 2012
Chargers won by 9 runs
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