Ross Taylor      

Full name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor

Born March 8, 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Current age 30 years 327 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 147 135 19 4741 131* 40.87 5773 82.12 11 28 387 108 97 0
T20Is 63 57 10 1120 63 23.82 940 119.14 0 5 72 44 38 0
First-class 116 199 13 7845 217* 42.17 18 42 156 0
List A 194 182 23 6529 132* 41.06 15 41 126 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 147 4 42 35 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 63 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 116 666 364 6 2/4 2/4 60.66 3.27 111.0 0 0 0
List A 194 318 242 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Dunedin, Jan 25, 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 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Jan 3-7, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Dunedin, Jan 25, 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
96 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Dunedin 25 Jan 2015 ODI # 3590
20 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Dunedin 23 Jan 2015 ODI # 3588
8 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Nelson 20 Jan 2015 ODI # 3585
3 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Auckland 17 Jan 2015 ODI # 3580
34 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Hamilton 15 Jan 2015 ODI # 3577
35, 0 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Wellington 3 Jan 2015 Test # 2155
7, 39* New Zealand v Sri Lanka Christchurch 26 Dec 2014 Test # 2151
88* New Zealand v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 19 Dec 2014 ODI # 3571
26 New Zealand v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 17 Dec 2014 ODI # 3570
31 New Zealand v Pakistan Sharjah 14 Dec 2014 ODI # 3568
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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Jan 24, 2015

Ross Taylor clubs the ball through the leg side, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 6th ODI, Dunedin, January 25, 2015

Ross Taylor clubs the ball through the leg side

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Jan 20, 2015

Kumar Sangakkara is delighted after taking the catch of Ross Taylor, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Nelson, January 20, 2015

Kumar Sangakkara is delighted after taking the catch of Ross Taylor

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Jan 15, 2015

Ross Taylor found it hard to accelerate, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Hamilton, January 15, 2015

Ross Taylor found it hard to accelerate

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Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2009

Tour Results
India v New Zealand at Chennai - Sep 11, 2012
New Zealand won by 1 run
India v New Zealand at Visakhapatnam - Sep 8, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
India v New Zealand at Bangalore - Aug 31-Sep 3, 2012
India won by 5 wickets
India v New Zealand at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Aug 23-26, 2012
India won by an innings and 115 runs
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