England Cricket Team player James Taylor has been forced to retire from cricket due to a serious heart condition. Taylor’s condition came to light after the Nottinghamshire cricketer withdrew from a match against Cambridge MCCU last week. Taylor will undergo an operation in the coming days. The condition is similar to that diagnosed in the former Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba, who suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch in an FA Cup tie at Tottenham in 2012. His List A record is even better, with more than 5,000 runs at 53.11, and in 27 one-day international appearances for England he averages 42.23.
Safe to say this has been the toughest week of my life! My world is upside down. But I'm here to stay and I'm battling on! #lifestooshort ??
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) April 12, 2016
ARVC can be controlled by medicine or surgery but not cured. Treatments include cardioversion (electrical treatment of abnormal heart rhythm) or catheter ablation (wires guided into the heart where radiofrequency energy produces heat to remove damaged heart tissue). Some people have to have an ICD fitted. An implantable cardioverter is a battery-powered device under the skin that tracks heart rate and delivers an electric shock to restore a normal heartbeat if it detects an abnormal rhythm.
James Taylor could catch a bullet! The game will miss him.https://t.co/UomSTz7W5c
— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) April 12, 2016
At 26, he was just at the beginning of his international career. England had a disastrous outing in the ICC World Cup 2015. Taylor however managed to score an unbeaten 98 in their opening match against Australia, but England went down in that match and crashed out in the group stage itself. He is an integral part of the England ODI side, but he was making giant strides in the Test arena as well, which he played recently.
So Sorry to hear that James Tayler couldn’t play. We feel you are most promising player for England Cricket Team.
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