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Ross Taylor      

Full name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor

Born March 8, 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Current age 31 years 174 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, 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 64 117 11 4769 217* 44.99 8322 57.30 12 24 593 37 105 0
ODIs 166 153 25 5621 131* 43.91 6818 82.44 15 31 460 118 106 0
T20Is 64 58 10 1137 63 23.68 953 119.30 0 5 74 44 39 0
First-class 119 205 13 8025 217* 41.79 18 43 160 0
List A 214 201 29 7486 132* 43.52 19 45 136 0
Twenty20 202 189 39 4389 111* 29.26 3289 133.44 1 22 307 217 96 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 64 7 96 48 2 2/4 2/4 24.00 3.00 48.0 0 0 0
ODIs 166 4 42 35 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 64 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 119 666 364 6 2/4 2/4 60.66 3.27 111.0 0 0 0
List A 214 318 242 3 1/13 1/13 80.66 4.56 106.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 202 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 England v New Zealand at Leeds, May 29-Jun 2, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v West Indies at Napier, Mar 1, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 4, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jun 23, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class England v New Zealand at Leeds, May 29-Jun 2, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Aug 4, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Central Districts v Canterbury at Napier, Jan 22, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Guyana Amazon Warriors v St Lucia Zouks at Providence, Jul 17, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- New Zealand v Zimbabwe Harare 4 Aug 2015 ODI # 3674
112* New Zealand v Zimbabwe Harare 2 Aug 2015 ODI # 3673
20 Zouks v Amazon Providence 17 Jul 2015 T20
8* Zouks v Red Steel Port of Spain 14 Jul 2015 T20
3 Zouks v Patriots Basseterre 10 Jul 2015 T20
2 Zouks v Tallawahs Kingston 7 Jul 2015 T20
23* Zouks v Tridents Basseterre 3 Jul 2015 T20
20 Zouks v Tridents Basseterre 1 Jul 2015 T20
8 Zouks v Tallawahs Gros Islet 28 Jun 2015 T20
30* Zouks v Amazon Gros Islet 26 Jun 2015 T20
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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Aug 2, 2015

Ross Taylor celebrates after reaching his century, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Harare, August 2, 2015

Ross Taylor celebrates after reaching his century

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Aug 2, 2015

Ross Taylor and Chris Mpofu share a lighter moment, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Harare, August 2, 2015

Ross Taylor and Chris Mpofu share a lighter moment

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Aug 2, 2015

Ross Taylor struck his 15th ODI century, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Harare, August 2, 2015

Ross Taylor struck his 15th ODI century

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Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2009

Tour Results
South Africa v New Zealand at Potchefstroom - Jan 25, 2013
South Africa won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Kimberley - Jan 22, 2013
New Zealand won by 27 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Paarl - Jan 19, 2013
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 26 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth - Jan 11-14, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 193 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town - Jan 2-4, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 27 runs
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