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Ross Taylor      

Full name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor

Born March 8, 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Current age 31 years 81 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 63 115 11 4701 217* 45.20 8247 57.00 12 24 584 36 104 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 118 203 13 7957 217* 41.87 18 43 159 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 63 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 118 666 364 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 England v New Zealand at Lord's, May 21-25, 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 England v New Zealand at Lord's, May 21-25, 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
62, 8 New Zealand v England Lord's 21 May 2015 Test # 2162
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
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 25, 2015

Stuart Broad's second wicket came when he removed Ross Taylor, England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day, May 25, 2015

Stuart Broad's second wicket came when he removed Ross Taylor

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May 23, 2015

Stuart Broad had Ross Taylor brilliantly caught down the leg side, England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day, May 23, 2015

Stuart Broad had Ross Taylor brilliantly caught down the leg side

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May 22, 2015

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor put on a century stand, England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day, May 22, 2015

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor put on a century stand

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Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2009

Tour Results
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Mar 22-26, 2013
Match drawn
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Mar 14-18, 2013
Match drawn
New Zealand v England at Dunedin - Mar 6-10, 2013
Match drawn
NZ XI v England XI at Queenstown - Feb 27-Mar 2, 2013
NZ XI won by 3 wickets
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Feb 23, 2013
England won by 5 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
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