Cricket Current Affairs - 2020

England Cricketer James Taylor announces retirement from International Cricket

England batsman James Taylor has announced his retirement from all forms of International cricket at the age of 26 due to ill health.

He has been diagnosed with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) which needs an operation to his Heart.

James Taylor’s Cricket Career

  • Test Career: Taylor had played 7 Test matches for England. His debut test match was against South Africa in 2012 at Headingley. His average was 26 and top test score was 76 against Pakistan in November 2015.
  • ODI Career: He had played 27 ODIs. His ODI debut was in 2011 against Ireland. He had scored 7 fifties and one century (101) against Australia in September 2015. His ODI average is of 42.23.

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

West Indies wins 2016 ICC T-20 Cricket World Cup

West Indies has won the ICC Cricket World Men’s T-20 Cup 2016 by defeating England by 4 wickets in the final match played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

In the final match, England batting first had scored 155 runs for 9 wickets. West Indies successfully chased the target by scoring 161 runs in 19.4 over at the loss of 4 wickets.

With this win, West Indies became the only team to win the ICC World Twenty20 title twice. Earlier it had won its first title in 2012 by defeating Sri Lanka.

Captains of the two teams

  • West Indies: Darren Sammy.
  • England: Eoin Morgan.

Awards

  • Player of the match: Marlon Samuels (West Indies).
  • Player of the series: Virat Kohli (India).

ICC Cricket World Women’s T-20 Cup 2016

West Indies has won their maiden Women’s World T-20 title by defeating reigning champions Australia by 8 wickets at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Batting first Australia had score of 148 runs for 5 wickets. West Indies in reply scored 149 runs in 19.3 over at the loss of 2 wickets.

Captains of the two teams

  • West Indies: Stafanie Taylor.
  • Australia: Meg Lanning.

Awards

  • Player of the match: Hayley Matthews (West Indies).
  • Player of the series: Stafanie Taylor (West Indies).