West Indies Speedster Jerome Taylor Retires From Test Cricket

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 | 0

West Indies fast-bowler Jerome Taylor has called a time on his Test career but continues to be available for the limited formats.

The 32-year-old Jamaican made his debut in 2003 and has gone on to represent his country in 46 Tests, taking 130 wickets at an average of 34.45. He last played five-day cricket against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January this year.

Known to be a natural swing bowler, Taylor made his debut after playing just one match for Jamaica 13 years ago. He recorded his maiden five-wicket haul at home against India in just his seventh Test back in 2006.

In the same year, Taylor demolished hosts Pakistan with another five-for. He, however, is best known for playing a pivotal role in bundling out England for a paltry 51-run total, when he finished with figures of 5/11 in 2009.

He achieved his career-best figures with the ball during the Australia series last year, when he took six wickets for 59 runs at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.

Taylor also has a century (106 against New Zealand) and a half-century to his name with the bat.




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