Jerome Taylor

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Jerome Taylor
Jerome Taylor.jpg
Personal information
Born (1984-06-22) 22 June 1984 (age 32)
St. Elizabeth, Jamaica
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut 20 June 2003 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 26 December 2015 v Australia
ODI debut 11 June 2003 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 21 March 2015 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
2003–present Jamaica
2007 Leicestershire
2011 Pune Warriors India
2012 Ruhuna Royals
2014–2015 Jamaica Tallawahs
2016–present St Lucia Zouks
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 46 85 94 110
Runs scored 856 276 1,480 388
Batting average 12.96 8.90 11.84 9.94
100s/50s 1/1 0/0 1/1 0/0
Top score 106 43* 106 43*
Balls bowled 7,757 4,143 14,596 5,312
Wickets 130 126 292 168
Bowling average 34.46 28.16 26.89 26.16
5 wickets in innings 4 1 14 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 2 0
Best bowling 6/47 5/48 8/59 5/48
Catches/stumpings 8/– 20/– 21/– 25/–
Source: CricketArchive, 30 July 2016

Jerome Everton Taylor (born 22 June 1984) is a Jamaican cricketer who plays internationally for the West Indies. In July 2016, he announced his retirement from Test cricket after giving 'formal notification' of his decision to retire.[1] He played his last test in Sydney at the start of the 2016 year and was left out of the squad to play India.

Playing career[edit]

After just one match playing for Jamaica, he was called into the West Indian series for the final match against Sri Lanka in 2003. Taylor had been named the most promising fast bowler of the Carib Beer series of 2003, after picking up 21 wickets for a 20.14 run average, which included a haul of 8 for 59, Taylor's first ever ten-wicket match haul.

Taylor established himself in the ODI side with wickets during 2006, and was West Indies' leading wicket-taker during the DLF Cup in Malaysia, with eight wickets. He was selected for the 2006 Champions Trophy and after four wickets in the preliminary games against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.

Retirement After Playing A Huge Career, He Decided To Retire From International Test Cricket In July,2016.


Taylor took a hat-trick in West Indies' opening group game against Australia, becoming the first West Indian to achieve such a feat in an ODI.[2]

With 21 runs required and 14 balls remaining, Taylor had Michael Hussey (then ranked as the world's best ODI batsman[3]) bowled for 13, then dismissed Brett Lee lbw on the next ball. That was the end of the over, but he returned to bowl the final over, bowling Brad Hogg to complete the hat-trick. Earlier, Taylor had bowled Ricky Ponting, the fourth-ranked batsman in the world, for 1, and he finished with four for 49, at the time his second-best ODI career figures.

And in the second Test against Pakistan in Multan in November 2006, he got 5 wickets in the first innings for 91 runs. Taylor joined English side Leicestershire for the end of the 2007 season as a replacement overseas player. His stay in county cricket being paid for by West Indies sponsors Digicel.

Throughout the year 2008, Jerome Taylor has evolved to become the West Indies' premier and most reliable fast bowler, who spearheads a fast bowling arsenal comprising Fidel Edwards, Daren Powell and allrounder Dwayne Bravo. Along with his accuracy and pace, Taylor is reasonably economical and currently has the best bowling average for both Test matches and ODIs in the West Indies team.

Taylor's batting aspect of the game continues to develop for the better. Many believe he has the ability to develop into a useful allrounder. This prospect was enhanced when Taylor scored his first ever First-class hundred, 106 batting at number 8 against New Zealand, in the Dunedin Test Match of December 2008 series.

International record[edit]

Test five-wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/50 7  India Sabina Park Kingston Jamaica 2006
2 5/91 9  Pakistan Multan Cricket Stadium Multan Pakistan 2006
3 5/11 23  England Sabina Park Kingston Jamaica 2009
4 6/47 41  Australia Sabina Park Kingston Jamaica 2015

One Day International five-wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/48 39  Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club Bulawayo Zimbabwe 2007

International awards[edit]

Test cricket[edit]

Man of the match awards[edit]

  • In this table Ct., refers to the Catches and St. refers to the Stumping
# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 1st Test – West Indies in New Zealand Test Series 2008/09 1st Innings – 23-7-61-1; 106 (107 balls, 17x4, 3x6). 2nd Innings - DNB. Drawn.[4]
2 1st Test – England in West Indies Test Series 2008/09 1st Innings – 20-4-74-3; 8 (28 balls, 1x4). 2nd Innings - 9-4-11-5; DNB.  West Indies won by an innings and 23 runs.[5]

One-Day International cricket[edit]

Man of the series awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Sri Lanka in West Indies 2003 4 runs, 11 wickets. (5 Matches)  West Indies Won the series 3-1.[6]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Zimbabwe Antigua Recreation Ground, Antigua 29 April 2006 10-2-19-2; DNB  West Indies won by 5 wickets.[7]
2 Zimbabwe Antigua Recreation Ground, Antigua 30 April 2006 6 (4 balls, 1x4) ; 10-3-24-4  West Indies won by 98 runs.[8]
3 Sri Lanka Harare Sports Club, Harare 4 December 2007 9.5-1-18-3; DNB  West Indies won by 6 wickets.[9]
4 Pakistan Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 7 December 2007 10-0-48-5; DNB  West Indies won by 5 wickets.[10]

Twenty20 International cricket[edit]

Man of the match awards[edit]

# Series Date Against Match Performance Result
1 West Indies in South Africa 16 December 2007 South Africa 3-1-6-3 ; DNB  West Indies won by 5 wickets.[11]