Ross Taylor      

Full name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor

Born March 8, 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Current age 32 years 350 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 80 145 17 6015 290 46.99 10096 59.57 16 27 748 43 122 0
ODIs 179 165 27 5950 131* 43.11 7228 82.31 16 32 489 120 115 0
T20Is 73 65 13 1256 63 24.15 1046 120.07 0 5 83 48 42 0
First-class 145 245 20 9797 290 43.54 23 50 183 0
List A 231 217 31 7929 132* 42.62 20 48 146 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 80 7 96 48 2 2/4 2/4 24.00 3.00 48.0 0 0 0
ODIs 179 4 42 35 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 145 684 378 6 2/4 2/4 63.00 3.31 114.0 0 0 0
List A 231 318 242 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 Bangladesh at Christchurch, Jan 20-23, 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 Hamilton, Feb 19, 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 Bangladesh at Christchurch, Jan 20-23, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton, Feb 19, 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
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
40, 60 New Zealand v Bangladesh Wellington 12 Jan 2017 Test # 2246
80 Central D v Canterbury New Plymouth 31 Dec 2016 T20
82* Central D v Auckland New Plymouth 29 Dec 2016 T20
37, 102* New Zealand v Pakistan Hamilton 25 Nov 2016 Test # 2237
11 New Zealand v Pakistan Christchurch 17 Nov 2016 Test # 2234
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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Feb 5, 2017

Trent Boult and Ross Taylor pose with their individual trophies after the match, New Zealand v Australia, 3rd ODI, Hamilton, February 5, 2017

Trent Boult and Ross Taylor pose with their individual trophies after the match

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Feb 5, 2017

Double trouble: Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor set the field for Marcus Stoinis and Pat Cummins, New Zealand v Australia, 3rd ODI, Hamilton, February 5, 2017

Double trouble: Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor set the field for Marcus Stoinis and Pat Cummins

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Feb 5, 2017

Ross Taylor equalled Nathan Astle's record of 16 ODI centuries, the most for New Zealand, New Zealand v Australia, 3rd ODI, Hamilton, February 5, 2017

Ross Taylor equalled Nathan Astle's record of 16 ODI centuries, the most for New Zealand

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Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2009

Tour Results
South Africa v India at Centurion - Jan 23, 2011
South Africa won by 33 runs (D/L method)
South Africa v India at Port Elizabeth - Jan 21, 2011
South Africa won by 48 runs (D/L method)
South Africa v India at Cape Town - Jan 18, 2011
India won by 2 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
South Africa v India at Johannesburg - Jan 15, 2011
India won by 1 run
South Africa v India at Durban - Jan 12, 2011
South Africa won by 135 runs
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