Ross Taylor is a Right handed batsman and a Right arm offbreak bowler with the New Zealand cricket team. He has also played for the Australian Capital Territory, Central Districts, New Zealand under 19 and the Royal Challengers Bangalore cricket teams. At present, he is with the Delhi Daredevils team.
Taylor has been playing first class cricket since 2002 and was captain on the New Zealand under-19 International team. He made his debut in International cricket in 2006 in a One Day International match against West Indies at Napier. Taylor got run out at 15 runs from 10 balls by West Indian wicketkeeper, Ramdin. New Zealand however won the match by 19 runs. Later that year in December, Taylor played his first International Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka at his home town, Wellington. Taylor scored 21 runs from 21 balls which included 2 fours before he was out leg before wicket by Muralitharan and Sri Lanka won the match by 18 runs.
However during the same tour, Taylor scored his first ODI century by scoring 128 not out against Sri Lanka at Napier. In 2007, Taylor debuted in a test match played against South Africa at Johannesburg. Taylor could only score 15 runs and 4 runs in the first and second innings respectively and South Africa won the match by 358 runs. He was also a part of the 2007 World Cup New Zealand team. In 2008, Taylor scored his career highest 154 not out in a test match against England at the Old Trafford Grounds. The ton and a half included 17 fours and 5 sixes. Ross Taylor is currently playing in the Indian Premier League with the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In a total of 37 test matches, Taylor has scored 2742 runs with a high score of 154 not out and a strike rate of 57.89. Taylor also has a total of 3185 runs with a high score of 131 not out in 110 ODI’s that he has played.
He was twice winner of the title of the Man of the Match.
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