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Jerome Taylor Seeks Comeback To International Cricket

Jerome Everton Taylor, the 32-year-old Jamaican cricketer is seeking a return to international cricket.

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Taylor announced his retirement from Test cricket nearly six months ago, though, at the same time, making himself available for ODI and T20 cricket.

He played his last Test against Australia in Sydney at the beginning of this year but was later left out of the squad to play India.

The St. Elizabeth born, right arm fast bowler had tongues wagging at the start of his career as he continued then to set the cricket pitch ablaze with pace like fire.

He was called to duty for the West Indies after just playing a mere one match for Jamaica.

Moreover, he was named the most promising fast bowler of the Carib Beer series of 2003, after picking up 21 wickets for a 20.14 run average, which included a haul of 8 for 59.

Over the years, Taylor evolved to become the West Indies’ ace fast bowler spearheading the Windies fast bowling attack with the likes of Fidel Edwards, Daren Powell, and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo.

However, Taylor was injury prone and after a while was mostly tepid in his bowling performance and subsequently fell out of grace with Windies’ selectors.

Now, the 32-year-old believes that he has what it takes to make a comeback to play not only at the domestic but at the international level.

Consequently, he has shown up for training with the Jamaica Scorpions squad with a view to playing in the regional 50 over tournament which bowls off on January 25.

Speaking to reporter, Taylor said physically he is still in good shape and wish to see Chris Gayle as well as himself representing Jamaica together again.

“I think I can really come back again and show the people of the region and people all over the world that Jerome Taylor still has it in him to represent,” he said.

Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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