Mark Taylor      

Full name Mark Anthony Taylor

Born October 27, 1964, Leeton, New South Wales

Current age 49 years 361 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Also known as Tubby

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Commentator

Mark Anthony Taylor
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 104 186 13 7525 334* 43.49 18140 41.48 19 40 727 9 157 0
ODIs 113 110 1 3514 105 32.23 5909 59.46 1 28 273 7 56 0
First-class 253 435 20 17415 334* 41.96 41 97 350 0
List A 178 175 2 5463 105 31.57 1 47 98 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 104 2 42 26 1 1/11 1/11 26.00 3.71 42.0 0 0 0
ODIs 113 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 253 150 77 2 1/4 38.50 3.08 75.0 0 0
List A 178 18 7 0 - - - 2.33 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 26-30, 1989 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 2-5, 1999 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Dec 26, 1989 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at The Oval, May 24, 1997 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1985-1999
List A span 1985-1999
Profile

Mark Taylor was such a masterful opening batsman, slip fielder and captain for Australia that he was looked upon as an allrounder. A heavily built left-hander who played classically late, Taylor made 839 Test runs on his first England tour (1989) and for most of his 104 Tests remained reassuringly solid. He was equally dependable at first slip, where he cradled most of his world-record 157 catches. After he inherited the captaincy from Allan Border in 1994-95 he began with a pair, but soon added such acute tactical vibrancy that the following year Australia toppled West Indies in the Caribbean to become unofficial world champions. Taylor's leadership and diplomacy marked him out as one of Australia's greatest captains, and saved his place during an 18-month batting slump that ended with a memorable century at Edgbaston in 1997. The following year he made an unbeaten 334 at Peshawar to match Don Bradman's highest score for Australia, then declared. Six months later, still only 34, but with the Ashes again safe and his timing as sound as ever, he retired to the commentary box.
Greg Baum

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Apr 24, 2013

Steve Waugh, Michael Clarke and Mark Taylor pose for the cameras at the 2013 Ashes squad announcement, Sydney, April 24, 2013

Steve Waugh, Michael Clarke and Mark Taylor pose for the cameras at the 2013 Ashes squad announcement

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May 30, 2012

ICC cricket committee during its annual meeting, London, May 30, 2012

ICC cricket committee during its annual meeting

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Jan 16, 2011

The Channel 9 commentators got dressed up for the occasion, Australia v England, 1st ODI, Melbourne, January 16, 2010

The Channel 9 commentators got dressed up for the occasion

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1990

Series Results
Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka - Dec 10, 2012
West Indies won by 18 runs
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