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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).

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