The American Cricketer, Steven Taylor, is one of the best cricketers that the United States of America has produced in Modern times. The swashbuckling opener holds the record for most runs, the highest score record, and the most fifties record by an American cricketer to his name in International T20 cricket. The powerful left-hander batter is the only cricketer in USA cricket history, who has hit a century in the T-20 format.
USA’s premier all-rounder has also captained the US cricket team. We will talk about Steven’s early life, and his cricketing journey in this blog, so keep reading and supporting us.
Steven Taylor American Cricketer Biography
Taylor was born in an immigrated Jamaican family on November 09, 1993, in Hialeah, Florida. His parents’ names are Silvan Taylor (Father) and Loveth Taylor (Mother). His father Silvan was an ICC Americas Panel Umpire. Steven played his early days of cricket in Florida.
|Full Name||Steven Ryan Taylor|
Steven Taylor American Cricketer Journey
Steven started playing club cricket at the age of 8. Taylor came into the limelight when he scored a half-century at the age of 14, against Pakistan in South Florida Cricket Alliance (SFCA). He is one of the youngest cricketers to play Men’s cricket for the United States of America. He was part of the USA team for ICC U-19 Championship in New Zealand in 2010.
|Batting Style||Left-handed Batter|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm Off-break|
|T20 Debut||Vs UAE on 15/03/2019|
|ODI Debut||Vs PNG on 27/04/2019|
|Team||The United States of America, |
Guyana Amazon Warriors,
In 2011, he was named vice-captain of the United States U-19 team for the ICC Americas Under-19 Championship. His major inning came in ICC U-19 Qualifier in 2011, when he smashed a record inning of 140 runs against Papua New Guinea in 120 balls.
Taylor has featured in 68 List A games and scored 1743 runs. He also picked 42 wickets in List A matches. He has played 3 FC matches and scored 39 runs. Steven has appeared in 47 T20 games and scored 1168 runs at an average of 29.94 and strike rate of 127.92.
On the back of his performance at the U-19 level, he was selected for the American squad for ICC World Cricket League Division Four. In 2013, he smashed a century against Bermuda in the ICC World Cricket League Americas Division 1 T20 tournament and became the first American player to achieve this feat. He continued his splendid form and smashed a 162 runs inning against Nepal in World Cricket League Division Three tournament in the next month.
Steven became the main player of the USA squad. However, Steven has to wait until 2019 to make his debut at the International level due to ICC’s policy. Before 2019, all T20 matches between member sides were not treated as International T20 matches.
United States homegrown talent finally made his T20 debut against the United Arab Emirates on March 15, 2019. The following month, he made his first appearance in International ODI cricket against Papua New Guinea on April 27, 2019.
He has featured in 31 ODI games for the United States and scored 809 runs at a strike rate of 88.70. He also picked 26 wickets with his off-break bowling. He also played 19 International T20 games and scored 568 runs at a blistering strike rate of 144.89. Taylor also picked 7 wickets.
Steven Taylor was picked by Barbados Tridents for Caribbean Premier League in 2015 and made headlines when he smashed West Indies premier bowler Samuel Badree for a six and four in his first two balls in CPL 2015. After one season with Barbados, he was brought by Guyana Amazon Warriors in a heft amount of S30,000 in CPL 2017 draft and he became the highest-paid US cricketer in any franchise league.
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