Ross Taylor      

Full name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor

Born March 8, 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Current age 35 years 353 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 100 176 20 7218 290 46.26 12016 60.06 19 33 877 52 146 0
ODIs 231 215 39 8570 181* 48.69 10267 83.47 21 51 711 146 138 0
T20Is 100 92 20 1909 63 26.51 1556 122.68 0 7 121 71 46 0
First-class 176 296 23 11725 290 42.94 27 62 222 0
List A 297 281 44 10961 181* 46.24 25 71 181 0
T20s 273 257 62 6140 111* 31.48 4628 132.67 1 31 421 293 116 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 100 7 96 48 2 2/4 2/4 24.00 3.00 48.0 0 0 0
ODIs 231 4 42 35 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 100 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 176 684 378 6 2/4 2/4 63.00 3.31 114.0 0 0 0
List A 297 318 242 3 1/13 1/13 80.66 4.56 106.0 0 0 0
T20s 273 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 India at Wellington, Feb 21-24, 2020 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v West Indies at Napier, Mar 1, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v India at Mount Maunganui, Feb 11, 2020 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v India at Mount Maunganui, Feb 2, 2020 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 21-24, 2020 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A New Zealand v India at Mount Maunganui, Feb 11, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Central Districts v Canterbury at Napier, Jan 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s New Zealand v India at Mount Maunganui, Feb 2, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
44 New Zealand v India Wellington 21 Feb 2020 Test # 2385
12 New Zealand v India Mount Maunganui 11 Feb 2020 ODI # 4243
73* New Zealand v India Auckland 8 Feb 2020 ODI # 4239
109* New Zealand v India Hamilton 5 Feb 2020 ODI # 4235
53 New Zealand v India Mount Maunganui 2 Feb 2020 T20I # 1037
24 New Zealand v India Wellington 31 Jan 2020 T20I # 1036
17 New Zealand v India Hamilton 29 Jan 2020 T20I # 1035
18 New Zealand v India Auckland 26 Jan 2020 T20I # 1034
54* New Zealand v India Auckland 24 Jan 2020 T20I # 1031
22, 22 New Zealand v Australia Sydney 3 Jan 2020 Test # 2378
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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Feb 24, 2020

Ross Taylor obliges fans at this 100th Test, New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Wellington, 4th day, February 24, 2020

Ross Taylor obliges fans at this 100th Test

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Feb 21, 2020

Ross Taylor has a moment with his kids ahead of his 100th Test, New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Wellington, 1st day, February 21, 2020

Ross Taylor has a moment with his kids ahead of his 100th Test

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Feb 21, 2020

Ross Taylor takes the catch that saw the end of Virat Kohli on day one in Wellington, New Zealand v India, 1st Test, Wellington, 1st day, February 21, 2020

Ross Taylor takes the catch that saw the end of Virat Kohli on day one in Wellington

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Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2009