Jerome Everton Taylor
(born 22 June 1984 in St. Elizabeth
) is a Jamaican
born West Indian cricketer
. He led the fast bowling attack comprising Dwayne Bravo
, Daren Powell
and Ian Bradshaw
at the World Cup. The West Indies qualified for the 'Super 8' stage of this competition, but did not reach the semi-finals.
After just one match playing for Jamaica, he was called into the West Indian series for the final match against Sri Lanka in 2003. Taylor had been 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, Taylor's first ever ten-wicket match haul.
Taylor established himself in the ODI side with wickets during 2006, and was West Indies' leading wicket-taker during the DLF Cup in Malaysia
, with eight wickets. He was selected for the 2006 Champions Trophy
and after four wickets in the preliminary games against Zimbabwe
, Taylor took a hat-trick
in West Indies' opening group game against Australia
, becoming the first West Indian to achieve such a feat in an ODI.
With 21 runs required and 14 balls remaining, Taylor had Michael Hussey
(then ranked as the world's best ODI batsman) bowled
for 13, then dismissed Brett Lee lbw
on the next ball. That was the end of the over, but he returned to bowl the final over, bowling Brad Hogg
to complete the hat-trick. Earlier, Taylor had bowled