Ross Taylor      

Full name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor

Born March 8, 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Current age 33 years 17 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, 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 81 146 18 6030 290 47.10 10123 59.56 16 27 748 44 123 0
ODIs 183 169 28 6144 131* 43.57 7487 82.06 17 33 507 121 115 0
T20Is 73 65 13 1256 63 24.15 1046 120.07 0 5 83 48 42 0
First-class 146 246 21 9812 290 43.60 23 50 184 0
List A 235 221 32 8123 132* 42.97 21 49 146 0
Twenty20 224 209 47 5090 111* 31.41 3785 134.47 1 27 358 252 108 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 81 7 96 48 2 2/4 2/4 24.00 3.00 48.0 0 0 0
ODIs 183 4 42 35 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 146 684 378 6 2/4 2/4 63.00 3.31 114.0 0 0 0
List A 235 318 242 3 1/13 1/13 80.66 4.56 106.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 224 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 South Africa at Dunedin, Mar 8-12, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v West Indies at Napier, Mar 1, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 4, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I England v New Zealand at Delhi, Mar 30, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class New Zealand v South Africa at Dunedin, Mar 8-12, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 4, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Central Districts v Canterbury at Napier, Jan 22, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Central Districts v Canterbury at New Plymouth, Dec 31, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
15* New Zealand v South Africa Dunedin 8 Mar 2017 Test # 2253
8 New Zealand v South Africa Auckland 4 Mar 2017 ODI # 3846
66 New Zealand v South Africa Hamilton 1 Mar 2017 ODI # 3843
18 New Zealand v South Africa Wellington 25 Feb 2017 ODI # 3841
102* New Zealand v South Africa Christchurch 22 Feb 2017 ODI # 3839
1 New Zealand v South Africa Hamilton 19 Feb 2017 ODI # 3836
1 Central D v Auckland New Plymouth 8 Feb 2017 LA
107 New Zealand v Australia Hamilton 5 Feb 2017 ODI # 3832
16 New Zealand v Australia Auckland 30 Jan 2017 ODI # 3829
77 New Zealand v Bangladesh Christchurch 20 Jan 2017 Test # 2248
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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Mar 10, 2017

Ross Taylor came out to bat despite an injury and struck a six towards the end of the innings, New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 3rd day, March 10, 2017

Ross Taylor came out to bat despite an injury and struck a six towards the end of the innings

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Mar 9, 2017

Ross Taylor retired hurt for 8 with an injury, New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 2nd day, March 9, 2017

Ross Taylor retired hurt for 8 with an injury

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Mar 1, 2017

Ross Taylor knocks one through the off side, New Zealand v South Africa, 4th ODI, Hamilton, March 1, 2017

Ross Taylor knocks one through the off side

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Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2009

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Test: New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton - Mar 25-29
South Africa 123/4 (41 ov)
Canterbury v Wellington at Christchurch
Mar 29-Apr 1, 2017 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 17:30 EDT -1d | 16:30 CDT -1d | 14:30 PDT -1d)
Central D v Auckland at Napier
Mar 29-Apr 1, 2017 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 17:30 EDT -1d | 16:30 CDT -1d | 14:30 PDT -1d)
Otago v Northern D at Dunedin
Mar 29-Apr 1, 2017 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 17:30 EDT -1d | 16:30 CDT -1d | 14:30 PDT -1d)
Ireland v New Zealand in Ireland (venue TBA)
May 14, 2017
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