Ross Taylor      

Full name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor

Born March 8, 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Current age 35 years 220 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 94 166 19 6839 290 46.52 11349 60.26 18 31 833 49 139 0
ODIs 228 212 37 8376 181* 47.86 10091 83.00 20 50 694 140 137 0
T20Is 90 82 19 1627 63 25.82 1334 121.96 0 5 103 61 44 0
First-class 169 284 22 11326 290 43.22 26 60 214 0
List A 294 278 42 10767 181* 45.62 24 70 180 0
T20s 263 247 61 5858 111* 31.49 4406 132.95 1 29 403 283 114 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 94 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 90 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 169 684 378 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 263 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 Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS), Aug 22-26, 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 Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 6, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (PSS), Aug 22-26, 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 Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Pallekele, Sep 6, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Pallekele 6 Sep 2019 T20I # 880
48 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Pallekele 1 Sep 2019 T20I # 878
53* New Zealand v SL Pres. XI Katunayake 29 Aug 2019 Other T20
23 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 22 Aug 2019 Test # 2356
86, 3 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Galle 14 Aug 2019 Test # 2354
- New Zealand v SL Pres. XI Katunayake 8 Aug 2019 Other
15 New Zealand v England Lord's 14 Jul 2019 ODI # 4192
74 New Zealand v India Manchester 9 Jul 2019 ODI # 4190
28 New Zealand v England Chester-le-Street 3 Jul 2019 ODI # 4183
30 New Zealand v Australia Lord's 29 Jun 2019 ODI # 4178
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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Sep 6, 2019

Lasith Malinga appeals for Ross Taylor's wicket, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 3rd T20I, Pallekele, September 6, 2019

Lasith Malinga appeals for Ross Taylor's wicket

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Sep 1, 2019

Ross Taylor keeps his eyes on the ball, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st T20I, Pallekele, September 1, 2019

Ross Taylor keeps his eyes on the ball

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Aug 26, 2019

New Zealand celebrate as Ross Taylor takes a smart catch, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Colombo (PSS), Day 5, August 26, 2019

New Zealand celebrate as Ross Taylor takes a smart catch

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Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2009