Jerome Taylor quits test cricket


The West Indian speedster, Jerome Taylor has called it a day for test cricket, however, he will be available to play the limited overs cricket for the West Indies.

Taylor, who is just 32-year old, represented West Indies in 46 test matches and took 130 wickets with his express pace in the 13-year long career.

An official press release from the West Indian Cricket Board (WICB) revealed that he was left out from the test squad for the test series against India after the right-arm pacer formally notified his board of his decision to retire.

He played his last test match against Australia at Sydney earlier this year. Taylor was always prone to injury that is why his statistics don’t justify his full potential.

At a young age of 18 years, he made his debut against Sri Lanka in 2003 after impressing the selectors in domestic circuit of Jamaica with his hasty pace and natural outswinger.

Taylor had his days during his test career, one such day was in 2009 when he rattled English batting line with a five-wicket haul conceding just 11 runs. England was dismissed for just 51 runs that gave West Indies an inning victory.

However, his best bowling figures in a test inning were 6/47 against Australia in 2015 and his best match figures came against India, where he took 9 wickets for 95 runs in 2006.

Jerome Taylor did not only haunted his opponents with his swift pace and swing, he was also a handy tail-ender batsman, who has a century to his name that he scored against New Zealand in 2008.

Injuries kept Taylor away from international cricket, there was a span of 32 months when he could only play 2 domestic T20s. He was also out of West Indian squad for 5 years during 2009 to 2014.