James Taylor factfile
We look at James Taylor's career to-date following his call-up to the England Test squad to face South Africa.
Last Updated: 29/07/12 10:32am
1990: Born January 6 in Nottingham, the son of a National Hunt jockey.
2008: January 1 - Selected for England Under-19s in tri-series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
April 23 - Makes his County Championship debut for Leicestershire against Worcestershire.
July 16 - Makes his maiden first-class half-century, 51 in a tour match against Bangladesh.
August 14 - Named Wisden schools cricketer of the year.
2009: May 1 - Makes 122 not out against Middlesex, his maiden first-class hundred in his seventh appearance.
August 1 - Becomes Leicestershire's youngest first-class double-centurion with 207no against Surrey.
August 29 - Becomes the youngest Leicester batsman to make 1,000 first-class runs in a season.
Ends the campaign with 1,184 at an average of 66, including three hundreds. Named young player of the year by both the Cricket Writers' Club and Professional Cricketers' Association.
October 13 - Selected for England Performance Programme.
November - Signs new three-year contract at Grace Road.
2010: January - Tours the United Arab Emirates with England Lions.
July 25 - Takes career-best four for 61 against Warwickshire in Clydesdale Bank 40.
2011: July 25 - Names England Lions captain for series against Sri Lanka A.
August 12 and 16 - Makes two centuries as the Lions win the three-match ODI series 2-1.
August 25 - Makes one-day international debut against Ireland but makes only one run.
August 27 - Helps Leicestershire win Friends Life t20.
December 1 - Joins Nottinghamshire on a three-year contract.
2012: July 29 - Earns first Test call-up for second Test against South Africa at Headingley.