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Ross Taylor

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
New Zealand, Durham, North Island, New Zealand A, New Zealand Inv XI, Bangalore, Delhi, Rajasthan, Victoria, New Zealand Under-19, Central Stags, Pune, Central Districts, New Zealand XI, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-Test,ODI,T20 | Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
6
Bowling:
0
Batting:
11
Bowling:
0
Batting:
42
Bowling:
0
Home country:
New Zealand
Born:
March 08, 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington

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.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 54 98 4178 9 46.94 57.46 11 21 217*
ODI 137 125 4328 17 40.07 82.39 10 26 131*
T20 59 53 1060 9 24.09 120.59 0 5 63
IPL 52 51 1001 14 27.05 124.81 0 3 81*
CLT20 13 11 258 2 28.66 155.42 0 2 65
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 54 7 96 48 2 2/4 / 24.00 3.00 0 0 0 0
ODI 137 4 42 35 0 0/2 / - 5.00 0 0 0 3
IPL 52 2 12 24 0 0/11 / - 12.00 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 90 0 0
ODI 91 0 7
T20 36 0 2
IPL 16 0 1
CLT20 3 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 13 4 7 0 2 30.77
ODI 20 6 12 0 2 30
T20 13 6 4 2 1 46.15
IPL 1 1 0 0 0 100
CLT20 2 0 1 0 1 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2007-2014
 
ODI:
2006-2014
 
T20:
2006-2014
 
IPL:
2008-2014
 
CLT20:
2009-2012
Test
Debut:
New Zealand Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Nov 08, 2007
Last played:
New Zealand Vs India at Eden Park, Auckland - Feb 06, 2014
ODI
Debut:
New Zealand Vs West Indies at McLean Park, Napier - Mar 01, 2006
Last played:
New Zealand Vs India at Westpac Stadium, Wellington - Jan 31, 2014
T20
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at WestpacTrust Stadium,Wellington - Dec 22, 2006
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Mar 31, 2014
IPL
Debut:
Bangalore Vs Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (Bombay) - Apr 20, 2008
Last played:
Delhi Vs Bangalore at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah - Apr 17, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Bangalore Vs Cape Cobras at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Oct 08, 2009
Last played:
Delhi Vs Highveld Lions at Kingsmead, Durban - Oct 25, 2012
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