Full Name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor
Born March 8, 1984
Lower Hutt, Wellington
Age 33 Years, 3 Months, 19 Days
National Side New Zealand
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Batting Rank Test - 17, ODI - 15, World Cup - 15, T20I - 65
Bowling Rank Test - NA, ODI - NA, World Cup - NA, T20I - NA
Teams Played New Zealand, Durham, North Island, New Zealand A, New Zealand Inv XI, Bangalore, Delhi, Jaipur, Victoria, New Zealand, Sussex, Central Stags, Pune, Central Districts, New Zealand XI, St Lucia Stars, Trinbago Knight Riders
Man of the Match Test - 6, ODI - 11, World Cup - 2, T20I - 0, IPL - 3, CL - 1,
Career Span [Test, 2007 - 2017], [ODI, 2006 - 2017], [World Cup, 2007 - 2015], [T20I, 2006 - 2016], [IPL, 2008 - 2014], [CL, 2009 - 2012],

Young Ross Taylor was once labelled as the brightest Kiwi talent since Daniel Vettori and over time, his potential to be an inspiring captain was noticed by the selectors. A part of the Central Districts and New Zealand's Under-19 sides, Taylor made the transition to the senior Districts team in 2003. His inclusion in the ODI side then came on the back of a successful 2005-06 domestic season where he slammed three centuries. Taylor faced West Indies as he made his mark in international cricket in 2006.

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Ross Taylor Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 81 146 18 6030 290 v AUS 16 27 748 44 47.10 59.56 123 0
ODI 190 176 29 6486 131* v PAK 17 37 540 121 44.12 82.03 119 0
World Cup 23 21 3 652 131* v PAK 1 3 47 15 36.22 73.34 11 0
T20I 73 65 13 1256 63 v WI 0 5 83 48 24.15 120.07 42 0
IPL 55 54 14 1017 81* v KOL 0 3 66 46 25.42 123.72 18 0
CL 13 11 2 258 65 v DEL 0 2 23 14 28.66 155.42 3 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 7 16 3 48 2 2/4 v IND 0 0 24.00 3.00 48.00
ODI 4 7 0 35 0 0/2 v BAN 0 0 - 5.00 -
World Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20I 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 2 2 0 24 0 0/11 v BLR 0 0 - 12.00 -
CL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ross Taylor Profile

Young Ross Taylor was once labelled as the brightest Kiwi talent since Daniel Vettori and over time, his potential to be an inspiring captain was noticed by the selectors. A part of the Central Districts and New Zealand's Under-19 sides, Taylor made the transition to the senior Districts team in 2003. His inclusion in the ODI side then came on the back of a successful 2005-06 domestic season where he slammed three centuries. Taylor faced West Indies as he made his mark in international cricket in 2006.

Rosco, as he is fondly known, went on to score his maiden century against the Lankans in only his third ODI and followed it up with a hundred against Australia. Late in 2007, he made his Test debut against South Africa but tasted enjoyable success at home against England, averaging over 50. An unbeaten 154 in Manchester was the highlight on the following away tour. Consequently, Rosco was gobbled up by Bangalore in the Indian T20 League, Taylor showed his true colours when his stunning 81 off 33 balls took his side to an improbable win against Kolkata in the second season. He was then bought by Rajasthan in the fourth edition, following which, Delhi signed him in 2012. A year later, Delhi traded him with Pune for Ashish Nehra. With Pune was banned for the 2014 season, Rosco rejoined the Delhi squad for 2 crores.

An attacking batsman who is particularly strong on the leg side, Taylor has the special ability to mix offence with defense. A good puller of the ball, his slog sweep also fetches him runs aplenty against spinners. He has also led the Kiwis in ODIs in the absence of their senior skipper, Daniel Vettori. Taylor was then handed full-time captaincy in all three formats after the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. In spite of some inspiring Test victories under his captaincy, Brendon McCullum was yet again reinstated as captain owing to Taylor's significant problems with the team management. After a brief hiatus from the game during which he missed out on the disastrous South African tour, Taylor came back into the side for the home series against England. He went on to have a successful series at home against West Indies in 2013, where he scored his career best 217 not out and continues to be New Zealand's mainstay in the middle order.

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