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Ross Taylor      

Full name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor

Born March 8, 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Current age 30 years 41 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, 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 54 98 9 4178 217* 46.94 7270 57.46 11 21 516 34 90 0
ODIs 137 125 17 4328 131* 40.07 5253 82.39 10 26 358 101 91 0
T20Is 59 53 9 1060 63 24.09 879 120.59 0 5 68 42 36 0
First-class 108 184 11 7392 217* 42.72 17 40 143 0
List A 184 172 21 6116 132* 40.50 14 39 120 0
Twenty20 175 163 32 3939 111* 30.06 2859 137.77 1 19 274 207 82 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 54 7 96 48 2 2/4 2/4 24.00 3.00 48.0 0 0 0
ODIs 137 4 42 35 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 59 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 108 666 364 6 2/4 2/4 60.66 3.27 111.0 0 0 0
List A 184 318 242 3 1/13 1/13 80.66 4.56 106.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 175 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 India at Auckland, Feb 6-9, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v West Indies at Napier, Mar 1, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v India at Wellington, Jan 31, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class New Zealand v India at Auckland, Feb 6-9, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A New Zealand v India at Wellington, Jan 31, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Central Districts v Canterbury at Napier, Jan 22, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Delhi T20 v Bangalore T20 at Sharjah, Apr 17, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
43* Delhi T20 v Bangalore Sharjah 17 Apr 2014 T20
0 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Chittagong 31 Mar 2014 T20I # 395
18 New Zealand v Netherlands Chittagong 29 Mar 2014 T20I # 390
62 New Zealand v South Africa Chittagong 24 Mar 2014 T20I # 383
- New Zealand v England Chittagong 22 Mar 2014 T20I # 380
16 New Zealand v Australia Fatullah 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
9 New Zealand v Pakistan Dhaka 17 Mar 2014 Other T20
3, 41 New Zealand v India Auckland 6 Feb 2014 Test # 2118
102 New Zealand v India Wellington 31 Jan 2014 ODI # 3467
112* New Zealand v India Hamilton 28 Jan 2014 ODI # 3465
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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Apr 17, 2014

Ross Taylor drives on the off side, Bangalore v Delhi, Indian T20 League, Sharjah, April 17, 2014

Ross Taylor drives on the off side

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Mar 24, 2014

Ross Taylor plays through the off side, New Zealand v South Africa, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong, March 24, 2014

Ross Taylor plays through the off side

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Mar 24, 2014

Ross Taylor hits a six down the ground, New Zealand v South Africa, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong, March 24, 2014

Ross Taylor hits a six down the ground

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Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2009

Tour Results
England v New Zealand at The Oval - Jun 27, 2013
No result
England v New Zealand at The Oval - Jun 25, 2013
New Zealand won by 5 runs
Kent v N Zealanders at Canterbury - Jun 22, 2013
N Zealanders won by 42 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
Australia v New Zealand at Birmingham - Jun 12, 2013
No result
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