James Taylor
Taylor struck 98 in England's World Cup defeat to Australia. Getty Images

James Taylor has been rewarded for successfully establishing himself within England's one-day international setup with an increment contract for 2014-15.

Taylor, 25, made his ODI debut against Ireland in 2011 but struggled to gain consistent selection before returning to the fold for last year's tour of Sri Lanka.

However, his perseverance has now paid dividends with the diminutive Nottinghamshire batsman having qualified for a deal via the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) points system.

With two points awarded per ODI appearance, Taylor has reached the 20-point threshold that automatically guarantees an increment contract for non-contracted players.

In addition to the Sri Lanka series, the former Leicestershire man has also appeared for England against Australia and in the recent tri-series tournament.

Taylor impressed with a score of 98 during England's World Cup defeat to Australia in Melbourne on Saturday and was cruelly denied the opportunity to claim his maiden international ton by an umpiring error that led to James Anderson being run out by Glenn Maxwell. The ICC have since acknowledged that the decision given by Kumar Dharmasena was incorrect.

England, who lost that match by 111 runs, face tournament co-hosts New Zealand in Wellington on Friday.