Ross Taylor      

Full name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor

Born March 8, 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Current age 32 years 53 days

Major teams New Zealand, Australian Capital Territory, Central Districts, Central Districts Under-19s, Delhi Daredevils, Durham, New Zealand Emerging Players, New Zealand Under-19s, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Lucia Zouks, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Victoria

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 69 127 12 5232 290 45.49 8928 58.60 13 24 659 37 112 0
ODIs 171 157 27 5707 131* 43.90 6910 82.59 15 32 467 119 110 0
T20Is 73 65 13 1256 63 24.15 1046 120.07 0 5 83 48 42 0
First-class 128 218 14 8570 290 42.00 19 43 168 0
List A 219 205 31 7572 132* 43.51 19 46 140 0
Twenty20 212 197 43 4534 111* 29.44 3398 133.43 1 22 319 221 99 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 69 7 96 48 2 2/4 2/4 24.00 3.00 48.0 0 0 0
ODIs 171 4 42 35 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 128 684 378 6 2/4 2/4 63.00 3.31 114.0 0 0 0
List A 219 318 242 3 1/13 1/13 80.66 4.56 106.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 212 15 186 280 8 3/28 3/28 35.00 9.03 23.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Nov 8-11, 2007 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Hamilton, Dec 18-21, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v West Indies at Napier, Mar 1, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I England v New Zealand at Delhi, Mar 30, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class Sussex v Essex at Hove, Apr 17-20, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, Jan 5, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Central Districts v Canterbury at Napier, Jan 22, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v New Zealand at Delhi, Mar 30, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12, 22 Sussex v Essex Hove 17 Apr 2016 FC
- Sussex v Northants Northampton 10 Apr 2016 FC
6 New Zealand v England Delhi 30 Mar 2016 T20I # 555
28 New Zealand v Bangladesh Kolkata 26 Mar 2016 T20I # 550
36* New Zealand v Pakistan Mohali 22 Mar 2016 T20I # 545
11 New Zealand v Australia Dharamsala 18 Mar 2016 T20I # 539
10 New Zealand v India Nagpur 15 Mar 2016 T20I # 535
19* New Zealand v England Mumbai 12 Mar 2016 Other T20
- New Zealand v Sri Lanka Mumbai 10 Mar 2016 Other T20
26* North Island v South Island Wellington 28 Feb 2016 T20
Profile

Ross Taylor could be just what New Zealand need in the wake of the mass of departures from their batting line-up: an aggressive top-order batsman capable of taking up the challenge to world-class attacks. He made a flying start to the domestic 2005-06 season, with three centuries, and was soon in his country's limited-overs side. In only his third match, Taylor hammered a superb 128 against Sri Lanka at Napier and he followed it up with 84 at better than a run a ball in his first ODI outside New Zealand, at Hobart against Australia in January 2007. But in both matches he suffered from cramps and would be keen to eradicate that problem as he strives for more lengthy innings. He scores heavily from the pull and from slog-sweeping the spinners and his free-flowing game has made him a hit with crowds. There was evidence of that during the IPL and Champions League when the Bangalore crowds cheered him as their 'local' hero.

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Mar 30, 2016

Adil Rashid, Corey Anderson and Ross Taylor look on as the ball flies away, England v New Zealand, World T20 2016, semi-final, Delhi, March 30, 2016

Adil Rashid, Corey Anderson and Ross Taylor look on as the ball flies away

© AFP

Mar 26, 2016

Mushfiqur Rahim falls over while attempting to catch Ross Taylor short, Bangladesh v New Zealand, World T20 2016, Group 2, Kolkata, March 26, 2016

Mushfiqur Rahim falls over while attempting to catch Ross Taylor short

© AFP

Mar 26, 2016

Ross Taylor targets the leg side, Bangladesh v New Zealand, World T20 2016, Group 2, Kolkata, March 26, 2016

Ross Taylor targets the leg side

© Getty Images/ICC

Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2009

Tour Results
Australia v New Zealand at Hobart - Dec 9-12, 2011
New Zealand won by 7 runs
Australia v New Zealand at Brisbane - Dec 1-4, 2011
Australia won by 9 wickets
Australia A v N Zealanders at Brisbane - Nov 24-27, 2011
Match drawn
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