James Taylor


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In 2009 he was named the Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year.


Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Leg-Break







What James Taylor lacks in height, he more than makes up for in talent.

The 168cm Nottingham batsman made his first-class debut in 2008 but it was 2009 where Taylor really started to make a name for himself at Leicestershire, scoring 1184 runs including three hundreds and six fifties.

Spots in the England Performance Programme and England Lions followed and Taylor’s name was thrown around as a possible replacement at No.6 for England after Paul Collingwood’s retirement, but the role went to Eoin Morgan.

His one-day international debut came against Ireland in 2011 but his second chance did not come until September 2013 when he again played against Ireland.

Taylor moved to Nottinghamshire in 2012 and two Test match appearances came in the same year, where his highest score was 34 against South Africa.

An impressive 2014 domestic season was enough to reignite Taylor’s international career and he was included in the squad for the November tour of Sri Lanka, where he played four matches and scored two fifties. 

In 2016 Taylor was forced to retire after being diagnosed with an incurable heart condition. He finished with one century and seven fifties in ODIs and two half-centuries from seven Test matches.


Taylor takes "impossible" catch in fourth Test

England's James Taylor has to be the best short-leg fielder in the world after he pulled off another ridiculous catch in the position on day one in Centurion

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I’ve got that hundred I needed: Taylor

England batsman James Taylor discusses his maiden ODI century and his hopes of being named in England’s squad for their upcoming series against Pakistan

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Taylor sews up century

James Taylor scored his maiden ODI century against Australia during the third match at Old Trafford (restrictions apply)

Taylor details KP dressing room rift

Former England batsman reveals frosty relationship with Kevin Pietersen in latest book extract

Taylor's harrowing heart-attack tale

Former England batsman details horrifying events when an undiagnosed heart condition turned his life upside down

Eight cricketers who retired too soon

Following the shock retirement of Zafar Ansari, we take a look at some other cricketers who left the game too soon