Steven Taylor

Country: U.S.A.
Born: November 09, 1993, Hialeah, Florida
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Opening Batter

Steven Taylor Bio

Steven Ryan Taylor, a prominent cricket player from the United States, is widely recognized as one of the finest domestic talents in modern American cricket. Known for his imposing physical presence and destructive power-hitting, Taylor has made significant contributions to the sport.

Born and raised in south Florida to Jamaican immigrants, Taylor’s cricket journey began at a tender age of 9 when he started playing in adult league cricket. His exceptional skills and dedication led to his senior tour debut at the age of 15 in November 2008. By the time he made his debut against Jamaica in May 2010, Taylor had already reached an impressive height of over six feet tall. In 2011, he broke records when he scored a staggering 140 runs off 120 balls against Papua New Guinea at the U-19 World Cup Qualifier in Ireland.

In March 2013, Steven Taylor became the first American cricketer to score a T20 century, showcasing his power and talent by smashing 101 runs off just 62 balls against Bermuda. He continued his dominant form by scoring an unbeaten 127 runs off 62 balls two days later in a match against Cayman Islands. Taylor’s excellent batting skills played a crucial role in USA’s unbeaten 8-0 run at the ICC Americas Division One Twenty20 Championship. The following month, he astounded spectators by scoring 162 runs off 102 balls against Nepal’s spinners in the ICC WCL Division Three tournament held in Bermuda.

However, Taylor faced a setback in his career when he was stripped of the captaincy for the USA men’s team in 2013. This decision was made after a late-night drinking incident and breaking team curfew during the Regional U-19 World Cup Qualifier in Toronto. Despite this setback, Taylor’s talent and determination have always shone through.

Taylor’s exceptional skills and performances also opened doors for him in T20 franchise cricket. He secured a contract with the Barbados Tridents in the 2015 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and then moved to the Guyana Amazon Warriors in 2017. Although his playing time was limited, Taylor’s skills and versatility earned him a contract with the Jamaica Tallawahs in 2018.

Originally a wicketkeeper-batsman, Taylor made the decision to give up the gloves in 2015 to focus on his batting and keep his body fresh. This allowed him to develop his skills as a valuable part-time offspinner, adding another dimension to his game.

Despite the ups and downs in his career, Taylor’s commitment to the sport remained unwavering. In 2016, he was named captain of the USA cricket team, leading them to victory in the WCL Division Four Championship on home soil in Los Angeles. However, after a disappointing performance in WCL Division Three in Uganda, Taylor stepped down from the captaincy to pursue a professional contract with the Jamaica Scorpions first-class franchise.

Steven Ryan Taylor continues to be a force to be reckoned with in American cricket. Known for his explosive batting, athleticism, and versatility, Taylor’s contributions to the sport have shaped the modern era of cricket in the United States. As he continues to strive for success, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await Taylor’s future performances with anticipation.

Steven Taylor Career Stats

Steven Taylor Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 19 16 3 568 101* 43.69 392 144.89 1 3 65 22 7 0
ODIs 45 45 0 1192 114 26.48 1474 80.86 1 7 135 27 20 0
FC 3 5 0 39 20 7.8 135 28.88 0 0 3 1 6 0
List A 82 81 0 2126 114 26.24 2771 76.72 1 12 224 56 35 1
T20s 50 46 4 1186 101* 28.23 942 125.9 1 4 124 42 16 4

Steven Taylor Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 19 11 168 144 7 2/10 2/10 20.57 5.14 24 0 0 0
ODIs 45 40 1487 1124 37 4/23 4/23 30.37 4.53 40.1 1 0 0
FC 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 82 62 2238 1662 53 4/23 4/23 31.35 4.45 42.2 1 0 0
T20s 50 14 204 203 7 2/10 2/10 29 5.97 29.1 0 0 0

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