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Ross Taylor Ross Taylor Height: 1.85 m DOB: March 8, 1984

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.

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Ross Taylor 'not sure' about playing 2021 T20 World Cup in India

Cricket | Aug 11, 2020, 08:57 PM IST

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.

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Don't regret it but could've been handled better: Mike Hesson on Ross Taylor captaincy controversy

Cricket | Jul 08, 2020, 11:09 AM IST

Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson opened up on the decision to name Brendon McCullum the captain of the side in 2012.

Share trophy if game is tied, Super Over not needed in ODIs: Ross Taylor

Share trophy if game is tied, Super Over not needed in ODIs: Ross Taylor

Cricket | Jun 26, 2020, 10:55 AM IST

New Zealand are not exactly Super Over specialists, having lost seven out of eight across formats.

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Ross Taylor bags New Zealand Cricket's top honour, wins Sir Richard Hadlee medal

Cricket | May 01, 2020, 08:45 AM IST

For his brilliant performances throughout the award period, Ross Taylor won the Sir Richard Hadlee medal for New Zealand's player of the year.

'We aren't best friends': Brendon McCullum breaks silence on fallout with Ross Taylor

'We aren't best friends': Brendon McCullum breaks silence on fallout with Ross Taylor

Cricket | Mar 22, 2020, 12:27 PM IST

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.

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India vs New Zealand: Ross Taylor becomes first player to play 100 games in all 3 formats

Cricket | Feb 21, 2020, 04:13 AM IST

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.

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Ability to deal with failures is hallmark of good Test player: Ross Taylor

Cricket | Feb 19, 2020, 12:32 PM IST

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.

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Jasprit Bumrah could trouble us, India's bowling lineup is fantastic: Ross Taylor

Cricket | Feb 19, 2020, 11:48 AM IST

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has said that his side needs to be wary of the Indian bowling attack in the upcoming Test series.

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Won't rule out playing 2023 World Cup, says 35-year-old Ross Taylor

Cricket | Feb 18, 2020, 11:30 AM IST

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.

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India vs New Zealand: Happy with what I have achieved in my career, says Ross Taylor

Cricket | Feb 14, 2020, 09:53 AM IST

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.  

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Kohli stays atop ICC ODI rankings for batsmen; Boult replaces Bumrah at the top of bowler's rankings

Cricket | Feb 12, 2020, 02:26 PM IST

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.

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India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI: How Virat Kohli and Co. can keep Ross Taylor quiet at Bay Oval

Cricket | Feb 10, 2020, 08:42 PM IST

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.

2nd ODI: Jadeja, Saini heroics go in vain as New Zealand beat India by 22 runs to seal series 2-0

2nd ODI: Jadeja, Saini heroics go in vain as New Zealand beat India by 22 runs to seal series 2-0

Cricket | Feb 08, 2020, 04:09 PM IST

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.

IND vs NZ | Keeping India under 350 gave us a chance: Ross Taylor

IND vs NZ | Keeping India under 350 gave us a chance: Ross Taylor

Cricket | Feb 05, 2020, 04:40 PM IST

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.

1st ODI: Ton-up Taylor overshadows Iyer's maiden century as New Zealand beat India by 4 wickets

1st ODI: Ton-up Taylor overshadows Iyer's maiden century as New Zealand beat India by 4 wickets

Cricket | Feb 05, 2020, 04:10 PM IST

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.

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1st ODI: Ross Taylor slams 21st century in Hamilton; third against India

Cricket | Feb 05, 2020, 03:41 PM IST

New Zealand star Ross Taylor slammed his 21st ODI century during the first game of the three-match series against India.

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We are going into a format that is one of our strengths: Taylor hoping for NZ comeback in ODIs

Cricket | Feb 02, 2020, 07:52 PM IST

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.

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5th T20I: Ross Taylor enters 100-match club, Rohit Sharma second to play 100 innings

Cricket | Feb 02, 2020, 01:11 PM IST

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.

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T20I series against India will test our bowling depth: Ross Taylor

Cricket | Jan 21, 2020, 04:05 PM IST

New Zealand will be without the services of their two premier fast bowlers, Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson.

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T20I series against India will test New Zealand's bowling depth, feels Ross Taylor

Cricket | Jan 21, 2020, 03:32 PM IST

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.

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