Taylor is one of the outstanding wicketkeeper-batters in the women’s game.
Having impressed in the Super 4s, she was called up to the England squad to face India in 2006, aged 17, and played in all three international formats against the tourists.
Soon established as England’s first-choice keeper, Taylor shone with the bat including a century against Australia in a quadrangular series one-day international at Chennai.
She helped England retain the Ashes in early 2008 and go unbeaten that summer when she made 129 versus South Africa in an ODI at Lord's.
Taylor aided World Cup and World Twenty20 glory in 2009, making 78 against West Indies in the former and 50 not out versus India in the latter where she also took a crucial stumping and two catches in the final.
That summer she struck her third ODI century, against Australia at Chelmsford, before helping defend the Ashes.
Although England could not defend the World T20 in 2010, Taylor responded with 73 in that format versus New Zealand at the Rose Bowl.
Following a winter off in 2010-11, when England relinquished the Ashes, she returned with her usual high standards.
In March 2012 she hit her first ODI hundred for almost three years to end on a high a winter in which England won every completed international with South Africa and New Zealand.
Taylor continued her fine form that summer with three T20I fifties and was named ICC women's T20I cricketer of the year in September. Shortly after she helped England finish runners-up at the World T20 in Sri Lanka and come third at the World Cup in India.