Ross Taylor      

Full name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor

Born March 8, 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Current age 36 years 355 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 105 183 22 7379 290 45.83 12339 59.80 19 34 898 53 155 0
ODIs 232 216 39 8574 181* 48.44 10273 83.46 21 51 711 146 139 0
T20Is 102 94 21 1909 63 26.15 1560 122.37 0 7 121 71 46 0
First-class 184 308 25 12011 290 42.44 27 63 238 0
List A 301 285 45 11042 181* 46.00 25 72 184 0
T20s 292 275 67 6429 111* 30.90 4896 131.31 1 32 436 309 121 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 105 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 102 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 184 684 378 6 2/4 2/4 63.00 3.31 114.0 0 0 0
List A 301 318 242 3 1/13 1/13 80.66 4.56 106.0 0 0 0
T20s 292 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 Pakistan at Christchurch, Jan 3-6, 2021 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 Mount Maunganui, Nov 29, 2020 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2002/03
Last First-class New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Jan 3-6, 2021 scorecard
List A debut 2002/03
Last List A Northern Districts v Central Districts at Hamilton, Feb 26, 2021 scorecard
T20s debut Central Districts v Canterbury at Napier, Jan 22, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Central Districts v Canterbury at Auckland, Feb 11, 2021 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
68* Central D v Northern Dis Hamilton 26 Feb 2021 LA
9 Central D v Auckland Auckland 21 Feb 2021 LA
0 Central D v Auckland Auckland 19 Feb 2021 LA
0 Central D v Canterbury Auckland 11 Feb 2021 T20
65 Central D v Canterbury Napier 5 Feb 2021 T20
0 Central D v Wellington Wellington 31 Jan 2021 T20
2 Central D v Auckland Auckland 23 Jan 2021 T20
48* Central D v Otago New Plymouth 18 Jan 2021 T20
10 Central D v Canterbury Christchurch 10 Jan 2021 T20
12 New Zealand v Pakistan Christchurch 3 Jan 2021 Test # 2400
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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Jan 4, 2021

Ross Taylor plays the pull, New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, 2nd day, Christchurch, January 4, 2021

Ross Taylor plays the pull

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Dec 26, 2020

Ross Taylor fell to Shaheen Shah Afridi, New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Mount Maunganui, 1st day, December 26, 2020

Ross Taylor fell to Shaheen Shah Afridi

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Dec 26, 2020

A century partnership for Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor brought New Zealand some stability, New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Mount Maunganui, 1st day, December 26, 2020

A century partnership for Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor brought New Zealand some stability

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Notes

New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2009