Ross Taylor      

Full name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor

Born March 8, 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Current age 31 years 337 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 68 60 12 1165 63 24.27 966 120.60 0 5 78 45 41 0
First-class 126 216 14 8536 290 42.25 19 43 167 0
List A 219 205 31 7572 132* 43.51 19 46 140 0
Twenty20 206 191 41 4417 111* 29.44 3302 133.76 1 22 311 218 98 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 68 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 126 684 378 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 206 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 New Zealand v Pakistan at Wellington, Jan 22, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Hamilton, Dec 18-21, 2015 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 New Zealand v Pakistan at Wellington, Jan 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6* New Zealand v Pakistan Wellington 22 Jan 2016 T20I # 483
- New Zealand v Pakistan Hamilton 17 Jan 2016 T20I # 480
- New Zealand v Sri Lanka Auckland 10 Jan 2016 T20I # 476
22* New Zealand v Sri Lanka Mount Maunganui 7 Jan 2016 T20I # 474
61 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Mount Maunganui 5 Jan 2016 ODI # 3721
20* New Zealand v Sri Lanka Nelson 2 Jan 2016 ODI # 3718
0 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Nelson 31 Dec 2015 ODI # 3717
- New Zealand v Sri Lanka Christchurch 28 Dec 2015 ODI # 3715
5* New Zealand v Sri Lanka Christchurch 26 Dec 2015 ODI # 3714
0, 35 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Hamilton 18 Dec 2015 Test # 2194
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 22, 2016

Ross Taylor retired hurt for 6, New Zealand v Pakistan, 3rd T20I, Wellington, January 22, 2016

Ross Taylor retired hurt for 6

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Jan 5, 2016

Ross Taylor made 61 off 67 balls, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Mount Maunganui, January 5, 2016

Ross Taylor made 61 off 67 balls

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Dec 20, 2015

Ross Taylor works one away on the leg side, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Hamilton, 3rd day, December 20, 2015

Ross Taylor works one away on the leg side

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Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2009

Series Results
Rajasthan v Rest of Ind at Jaipur - Oct 1-5, 2011
Rest of Ind won by 404 runs
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