Ross Taylor      

Full name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor

Born March 8, 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Current age 35 years 282 days

Major teams New Zealand, Australian Capital Territory, Central Districts, Central Districts Under-19s, Delhi Daredevils, Durham, Jamaica Tallawahs, Middlesex, New Zealand Emerging Players, New Zealand Under-19s, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Lucia Zouks, Sussex, 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 97 171 20 7124 290 47.17 11851 60.11 19 33 865 51 143 0
ODIs 228 212 37 8376 181* 47.86 10091 83.00 20 50 694 140 137 0
T20Is 95 87 19 1743 63 25.63 1430 121.88 0 5 110 65 44 0
First-class 173 291 23 11631 290 43.39 27 62 219 0
List A 294 278 42 10767 181* 45.62 24 70 180 0
T20s 268 252 61 5974 111* 31.27 4502 132.69 1 29 410 287 114 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 97 7 96 48 2 2/4 2/4 24.00 3.00 48.0 0 0 0
ODIs 228 4 42 35 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 95 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 173 684 378 6 2/4 2/4 63.00 3.31 114.0 0 0 0
List A 294 318 242 3 1/13 1/13 80.66 4.56 106.0 0 0 0
T20s 268 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 Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Dec 12-16, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v West Indies at Napier, Mar 1, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jul 14, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v England at Auckland, Nov 10, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Dec 12-16, 2019 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jul 14, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Central Districts v Canterbury at Napier, Jan 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s New Zealand v England at Auckland, Nov 10, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
80, 22 New Zealand v Australia Perth 12 Dec 2019 Test # 2374
53, 105* New Zealand v England Hamilton 29 Nov 2019 Test # 2371
25 New Zealand v England Mount Maunganui 21 Nov 2019 Test # 2367
3 New Zealand v England Auckland 10 Nov 2019 T20I # 1012
14 New Zealand v England Napier 8 Nov 2019 T20I # 1008
27 New Zealand v England Nelson 5 Nov 2019 T20I # 1001
28 New Zealand v England Wellington 3 Nov 2019 T20I # 998
44 New Zealand v England Christchurch 1 Nov 2019 T20I # 992
2, 18 Central D v Auckland Auckland 21 Oct 2019 FC
0 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Pallekele 6 Sep 2019 T20I # 880
Profile

Ross Taylor has been a fulcrum of New Zealand's batting across formats for more than 10 years, a period that has brought consistent Test success, especially on home soil, and the appearance in consecutive World Cup finals. In the mid-2000s, he was 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. In only his third ODI, Taylor hammered a superb 128 against Sri Lanka at Napier in 2006 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. He scores heavily from the pull and from slog-sweeping the spinners (and sometimes the quicks).

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Dec 14, 2019

Steven Smith snapped up one at slip to get rid of Ross Taylor, Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Perth, 3rd day, December 14, 2019

Steven Smith snapped up one at slip to get rid of Ross Taylor

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Dec 13, 2019

Ross Taylor lofts inside out over mid off, Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Perth, 2nd day, December 13, 2019

Ross Taylor lofts inside out over mid off

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Dec 3, 2019

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor beat the rain to record their centuries, New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Hamilton, December 03, 2019

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor beat the rain to record their centuries

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Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2009