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Ross Taylor      

Full name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor

Born March 8, 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Current age 31 years 75 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 62 113 11 4631 217* 45.40 8100 57.17 12 23 576 36 103 0
ODIs 159 147 23 5134 131* 41.40 6305 81.42 12 30 422 110 103 0
T20Is 63 57 10 1120 63 23.82 940 119.14 0 5 72 44 38 0
First-class 117 201 13 7887 217* 41.95 18 42 158 0
List A 206 194 27 6922 132* 41.44 16 43 132 0
Twenty20 192 179 35 4254 111* 29.54 3153 134.91 1 22 300 215 95 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 62 7 96 48 2 2/4 2/4 24.00 3.00 48.0 0 0 0
ODIs 159 4 42 35 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 63 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 117 666 364 6 2/4 2/4 60.66 3.27 111.0 0 0 0
List A 206 318 242 3 1/13 1/13 80.66 4.56 106.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 192 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 Wellington, Jan 3-7, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v West Indies at Napier, Mar 1, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Mar 29, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Dec 5, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class Somerset v New Zealanders at Taunton, May 8-11, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Mar 29, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Central Districts v Canterbury at Napier, Jan 22, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 New Zealand v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Dec 5, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12, 29 N Zealanders v Worcs Worcester 14 May 2015 Other
32, 10 N Zealanders v Somerset Taunton 8 May 2015 FC
40 New Zealand v Australia Melbourne 29 Mar 2015 ODI # 3646
30 New Zealand v South Africa Auckland 24 Mar 2015 ODI # 3644
42 New Zealand v West Indies Wellington 21 Mar 2015 ODI # 3643
56 New Zealand v Bangladesh Hamilton 13 Mar 2015 ODI # 3634
24* New Zealand v Afghanistan Napier 8 Mar 2015 ODI # 3628
1 New Zealand v Australia Auckland 28 Feb 2015 ODI # 3617
5* New Zealand v England Wellington 20 Feb 2015 ODI # 3607
9 New Zealand v Scotland Dunedin 17 Feb 2015 ODI # 3604
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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May 19, 2015

Mike Hesson and Ross Taylor look on during net practice, Lord's, May 19, 2015

Mike Hesson and Ross Taylor look on during net practice

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May 15, 2015

Ross Taylor's search for form continued, Worcestershire v New Zealanders, Tour match, New Road, 2nd day, May 15, 2015

Ross Taylor's search for form continued

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May 8, 2015

Craig Overton appeals against Ross Taylor, Somerset v New Zealanders, Tour match, 1st day, Taunton, May 8, 2015

Craig Overton appeals against Ross Taylor

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Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2009

Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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