Ross Taylor      

Full name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor

Born March 8, 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Current age 36 years 265 days

Major teams New Zealand, Australian Capital Territory, Central Districts, Central Districts Under-19s, Delhi Daredevils, Durham, Guyana Amazon Warriors, 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 101 178 21 7238 290 46.10 12062 60.00 19 33 879 52 147 0
ODIs 232 216 39 8574 181* 48.44 10273 83.46 21 51 711 146 139 0
T20Is 101 93 20 1909 63 26.15 1560 122.37 0 7 121 71 46 0
First-class 180 303 24 11870 290 42.54 27 62 230 0
List A 298 282 44 10965 181* 46.07 25 71 182 0
T20s 285 268 65 6304 111* 31.05 4820 130.78 1 31 431 298 119 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 101 7 96 48 2 2/4 2/4 24.00 3.00 48.0 0 0 0
ODIs 232 4 42 35 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 101 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 180 684 378 6 2/4 2/4 63.00 3.31 114.0 0 0 0
List A 298 318 242 3 1/13 1/13 80.66 4.56 106.0 0 0 0
T20s 285 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 Christchurch, Feb 29-Mar 2, 2020 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v West Indies at Napier, Mar 1, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Mar 13, 2020 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Nov 27, 2020 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class Central Districts v Northern Districts at Nelson, Nov 14-17, 2020 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Mar 13, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Central Districts v Canterbury at Napier, Jan 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Nov 27, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0 New Zealand v West Indies Auckland 27 Nov 2020 T20I # 1108
45, 32 Central D v Northern D Nelson 14 Nov 2020 FC
27, 21 Central D v Auckland Auckland 28 Oct 2020 FC
0 Central D v Northern D Hamilton 19 Oct 2020 FC
3 Amazon v Zouks Tarouba 8 Sep 2020 T20
16* Amazon v Tridents Tarouba 3 Sep 2020 T20
7* Amazon v Zouks Tarouba 2 Sep 2020 T20
- Amazon v Tridents Tarouba 1 Sep 2020 T20
25* Amazon v Patriots Port of Spain 30 Aug 2020 T20
26 Amazon v T&T Riders Port of Spain 27 Aug 2020 T20
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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Nov 26, 2020

Ross Taylor tunes up at the nets, Auckland, November 26, 2020

Ross Taylor tunes up at the nets

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Mar 2, 2020

New Zealand with their spoils after the 2-0 win over India, New Zealand v India, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 3rd day, March 2, 2020

New Zealand with their spoils after the 2-0 win over India

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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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Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2009