James Taylor's career ended abruptly because of heart problems but is making his debut as a commentator today © Getty Images
James Taylor’s career ended abruptly because of heart problems but is making his debut as a commentator today © Getty Images

In Day 3 of the first test match between England and Sri Lanka, being played at Leeds, Headingly, recently retired cricketer, James Taylor, made his first stint as a commentator in the first session of the day’s play. Having played for England and Nottinghamshire, Taylor was forced to retire from international cricket due to serious heart condition cutting short his promising career where he represented his nation in 7 test matches and 27 ODIs. Taylor’s interest and love for the game is evident as he still wants to remain involved in the game by commentating. He is speaking about the first test match against Sri Lanka as they are struggling to come to terms with the English conditions and are on the verge of a big defeat.

The 26-year-old cricketer made a promising start to his career in 2011 against Ireland in One Day Internationals (ODIs) while played his first match in whites against South Africa in Headingly. Interestingly, this is the same place where he is debuting as a commentator too. His knocks of 76 versus Pakistan and South Africa in Sharjah and Durban respectively showed his temperament to excel in different conditions. He was also in the World Cup squad in 2015. He scored a memorable 98 runs against Australia in the first match.