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Ross Taylor      

Full name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor

Born March 8, 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Current age 30 years 228 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, 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 57 104 10 4365 217* 46.43 7645 57.09 11 22 545 34 95 0
ODIs 137 125 17 4328 131* 40.07 5253 82.39 10 26 358 101 91 0
T20Is 61 55 10 1109 63 24.64 922 120.28 0 5 71 44 37 0
First-class 111 190 12 7579 217* 42.57 17 41 148 0
List A 184 172 21 6116 132* 40.50 14 39 120 0
Twenty20 190 177 35 4243 111* 29.88 3135 135.34 1 22 299 215 94 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 57 7 96 48 2 2/4 2/4 24.00 3.00 48.0 0 0 0
ODIs 137 4 42 35 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 61 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 111 666 364 6 2/4 2/4 60.66 3.27 111.0 0 0 0
List A 184 318 242 3 1/13 1/13 80.66 4.56 106.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 190 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 West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, Jun 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v West Indies at Napier, Mar 1, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v India at Wellington, Jan 31, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I West Indies v New Zealand at Roseau, Jul 6, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, Jun 26-30, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A New Zealand v India at Wellington, Jan 31, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Central Districts v Canterbury at Napier, Jan 22, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Jamaica Tallawahs v Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel at Basseterre, Aug 13, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
70 Red Steel v Tallawahs Basseterre 13 Aug 2014 T20
16 Red Steel v Hawksbills Basseterre 9 Aug 2014 T20
4 Red Steel v Tridents Basseterre 7 Aug 2014 T20
35* Red Steel v Zouks Gros Islet 2 Aug 2014 T20
- Red Steel v Zouks Port of Spain 27 Jul 2014 T20
0 Red Steel v Tallawahs Port of Spain 26 Jul 2014 T20
0 Red Steel v Amazon Port of Spain 24 Jul 2014 T20
51* Red Steel v Hawksbills North Sound 20 Jul 2014 T20
1 Red Steel v Amazon Providence 17 Jul 2014 T20
62 Red Steel v Tridents St George's 12 Jul 2014 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 13, 2014

Ross Taylor scored 70 off 44 balls for Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Jamaica Tallawahs v Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, CPL, 1st semi-final, St. Kitts, August 13, 2014

Ross Taylor scored 70 off 44 balls for Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel

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Aug 2, 2014

Ross Taylor scored an unbeaten 35 to guide Red Steel home, St Lucia Zouks v Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, CPL 2014, Gros Islet, August 2, 2014

Ross Taylor scored an unbeaten 35 to guide Red Steel home

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Jul 12, 2014

Ross Taylor drives on his way to 62, Red Steel v Barbados Tridents, CPL 2014, Grenada, July 12, 2014

Ross Taylor drives on his way to 62

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Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2009

Tour Results
South Africa v Pakistan at Benoni - Mar 24, 2013
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Durban - Mar 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Mar 17, 2013
South Africa won by 34 runs
South Africa v Pakistan at Centurion - Mar 15, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining) (D/L method)
South Africa v Pakistan at Bloemfontein - Mar 10, 2013
South Africa won by 125 runs
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