Taylor has been New Zealand's unsung hero over the years, delivering when it has most mattered. He has over 6000 runs in Test cricket and 7000 runs in ODI cricket. He has 17 Test tons and 19 ODI tons at an average of 46 in both the formats. He made his ODI debut before playing red ball cricket. The veteran now has been New Zealand's main man upfront. He smashed a ton on his debut when England toured the Blackcaps and scored three fifties in the same series as well. From scoring a masterclass at Manchester with his 154 to a 74 at Lord's, Taylor cemented a place in the Test team despite his unorthodox technique. He was quick to adapt to tracks on different pitches. The explosive batsman has been destructive whenever he's been on song and a pure match winner. The 2019 World Cup could be his swansong as he would aim to go out on a high. He has played in lucrative T20 leagues such as the Indian Premier League - Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals & Delhi Daredevils.read more
The ICC had last week postponed this year's T20 World due to the COVID-19 pandemic and handed Australia the rights to host the 2022 edition.
Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson opened up on the decision to name Brendon McCullum the captain of the side in 2012.
New Zealand are not exactly Super Over specialists, having lost seven out of eight across formats.
For his brilliant performances throughout the award period, Ross Taylor won the Sir Richard Hadlee medal for New Zealand's player of the year.
After veteran Daniel Vettori stepped down from the captaincy role, the things were very complicated in New Zealand cricket board. Taylor and McCullum were in the leading position to take over the captaincy role and the equation between them changed after that.
Taylor completed 100 T20I appearances back in January during the T20I series against India. And has so far played 231 ODI matches for New Zealand and is already the country's leading run-getter in the format with 8570 runs.
Ross Taylor will be appearing in his 100th Test on Friday, becoming the first cricketer to make 100 international appearances in all the three formats.
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has said that his side needs to be wary of the Indian bowling attack in the upcoming Test series.
Ross Taylor will become the first cricketer in the world to play 100 international matches in all the three format when New Zealand take on India in the first Test on February 21.
Ross Taylor, who made his debut in 2006, has so far played 99 Tests, 231 ODIs and 100 T20Is and scored more than 17,000 international runs.
Virat Kohli scored just 75 runs from three games in the ODIs against New Zealand but remained on top with 869 rating points in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen.
Scoring 182 runs in the two matches without being dismissed, Taylor has managed to nullify the absence of big stars to guide New Zealand to the verge of realising a first-ever ODI series whitewash against India.
Defending the total, the Kiwi bowlers were right on the money as they dismissed India for 251 in 48.3 overs to hand the visitors their second successive defeat. India had lost the first match by four wickets.
Taylor anchored New Zealand's chase of 348 by scoring a brilliant hundred. He was well supported by Henry Nicholls and stand-in captain Tom Latham as the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Producing a commanding batting performance, India posted a competitive 347 for four but seasoned Ross Taylor anchored the Kiwi chase with an unbeaten 109-run knock.
New Zealand star Ross Taylor slammed his 21st ODI century during the first game of the three-match series against India.
Taylor, however, said his side played better cricket than the results suggest though they knew from the beginning that it was going to a be tough task against a strong Indian team.
New Zealand's Ross Taylor became the third player to reach the 100-match mark in T20Is, while Rohit Sharma played his 100th T20I innings in the fifth match of the series.
New Zealand will be without the services of their two premier fast bowlers, Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson.
Kiwi star batter Ross Taylor feels the upcoming series with India will be a perfect platform for the pacers to showcase their skills and newcomers will have a chance to prove themselves.