England Cricketer James Taylor retired from International Cricket

Apr 13, 2016 12:06 IST

England and Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor on 12 April 2016 announced his retirement at the age of 26 due to ill health.

He was diagnosed with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) that needs an operation to his Heart.

He played seven Test matches for England and the first was against South Africa at Headingley in 2012. He averaged 26 with top Test score was 76 against Pakistan in November 2015.

He made his one-day international debut in 2011 against Ireland and played 27 ODIs with an average of 42.23. He scored seven fifties and one century (101) against Australia in September 2015.

At the time of his retirement, Taylor had the fourth-highest limited-overs average (53.11) in international and domestic cricket history after Michael Bevan (57.86), Cheteshwar Pujara(54.12) and AB de Villiers (53.53).

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