Ross Taylor      

Full name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor

Born March 8, 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Current age 34 years 321 days

Major teams New Zealand, Australian Capital Territory, Central Districts, Central Districts Under-19s, Delhi Daredevils, Durham, Jamaica Tallawahs, 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 90 161 19 6523 290 45.93 10938 59.63 17 30 805 45 131 0
ODIs 211 196 34 7738 181* 47.76 9315 83.07 20 45 636 135 133 0
T20Is 85 77 18 1500 63 25.42 1247 120.28 0 5 96 56 44 0
First-class 165 279 22 11010 290 42.84 25 59 206 0
List A 271 256 39 9952 181* 45.86 24 63 174 0
T20s 258 242 60 5731 111* 31.48 4319 132.69 1 29 396 278 114 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 90 7 96 48 2 2/4 2/4 24.00 3.00 48.0 0 0 0
ODIs 211 4 42 35 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 85 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 165 684 378 6 2/4 2/4 63.00 3.31 114.0 0 0 0
List A 271 318 242 3 1/13 1/13 80.66 4.56 106.0 0 0 0
T20s 258 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 Christchurch, Dec 26-30, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v West Indies at Napier, Mar 1, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v India at Napier, Jan 23, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Jan 11, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 26-30, 2018 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A New Zealand v India at Napier, Jan 23, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Central Districts v Canterbury at Napier, Jan 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Jan 11, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
24 New Zealand v India Napier 23 Jan 2019 ODI # 4082
33 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Auckland 11 Jan 2019 T20I # 718
137 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Nelson 8 Jan 2019 ODI # 4076
90 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Mount Maunganui 5 Jan 2019 ODI # 4075
54 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Mount Maunganui 3 Jan 2019 ODI # 4074
27, 40 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Christchurch 26 Dec 2018 Test # 2336
50 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Wellington 15 Dec 2018 Test # 2335
0, 22 New Zealand v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 3 Dec 2018 Test # 2332
0, 82 New Zealand v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 24 Nov 2018 Test # 2330
2, 19 New Zealand v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 16 Nov 2018 Test # 2327
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 23, 2019

Yuzvendra Chahal brought out his full bag of tricks, New Zealand v India, 1st ODI, Napier, 23 January, 2019

Yuzvendra Chahal brought out his full bag of tricks

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Jan 23, 2019

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor in a mid-pitch fist bump, New Zealand v India, 1st ODI, Napier, 23 January, 2019

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor in a mid-pitch fist bump

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Jan 11, 2019

Ross Taylor plays a scoop, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Only T20I, Auckland, January 11, 2019

Ross Taylor plays a scoop

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Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2009