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James Taylor

Published : Apr 12 2017 | Modified : Apr 12 2017

James Taylor is a retired English cricketer and his full name of James Taylor is James William Arthur Taylor. He is 27 years old and was born on 6th January, 1990, in Burrough on the Hill, Leicestershire, England. His nick name is Titch.

His parents are- Steve and mother not known. Steve, was National Hunt jockey and now he is a race starter. James Taylor comes under one of the most short heighted cricket players of England. But still his height is as inch more than Sachin Tendulkar. Even though with short height, he plays like a pro and believes that his short height allows him to play properly and use certain techniques while playing. James first went to Maidwell Hall for studies and then he attended Shrewsbury School and this is the place where he learned cricket and played for the cricket team of this school.

James Taylor plays major role as a batsman. His batting style is- right handed. His bowling style is- right arm leg break. When he was 18 years old, Taylor was selected in the Leicestershire team and he played with this team from 2008 to 2011. He played a lot of matches during this time period. Taylor caught the media attention and popularity when he broke the record of David Gower of being the Leicestershire’s youngest cricket player to score a century in one day. Due to his amazing performances, Taylor was offered to sign a contract with the Leicestershire for three years so he played for this team till the year 2012.

On seeing his powerful performances, Warkwickshire as well as Nottinghamshire were so impressed that they offered James Taylor contracts. And also Leicestershire offered an extension for the existing contract but later it was declared that James Taylor accepted the three year contract offered by Nottinghamshire.

In February, 2010, James Taylor was selected in the team England Lions to play against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. In the year 2011, Taylor was selected in the England ODI squad in August for match against the team of Ireland. He was also included in the England test squad in the year 2012 for the first time. James Taylor made his very first debut on 2nd August in the match against South Africa. He then played again in the England squad for partial overs against the team of Sri Lanka. He also played in 3rd ODI for England.

In the year 2015, Taylor played as an opening batsman in the Cricket World Cup against Australia. In this match he scored an amazing score of 98 runs. In the last year, Taylor was supposed to play a three day match against Cambridge University. On the first day, after batting, Taylor complained of light headedness and he also had a high pulse rate on the next day in morning time while he was warming up.

Due to his sickness he was said to leave and take rest at his home. Later on proper doing check up and after doing many test in a local hospital in Nottingham, he was diagnosed of a heart disease called ARVC- arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Taylor was forced to retire from cricket on 12th April, 2016 when he was diagnosed this major illness.

He had to undergo a surgery for his illness to fit a defibrillator inside his heart and he stayed in the hospital for rehabilitation for about two weeks. Even though he suffered a lot from all these health issues, he has never lost hope and he is still fighting with this illness courageously. He is an outstanding cricketer and a wonderful and inspiring person.

James Taylor is using instagram and he posts many pictures and he has 77.5k followers. He also posts many pictures of him playing golf. The net worth of James Taylor is nearly $1.2 Million US dollars as of 2017.

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