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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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David Warner emulates Virat Kohli and Ross Taylor in unique cricket achievement

Cricket | Feb 09, 2024, 05:31 PM IST

After announcing his retirement from Tests and ODIs, the veteran Australian opener returned to T20Is by smashing a sensational fifty against West Indies in the first T20 match and achieved a major record at Bellerive Oval at Hobart.

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Ross Taylor makes shocking revelations, accuses team officials of racism in new book

Cricket | Aug 11, 2022, 10:10 AM IST

The claims that Taylor has made disappointed many people in the nation and they have termed it as an unfortunate experience he had to go through.

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Ross Taylor plays last innings for New Zealand cricket team

Cricket | Apr 04, 2022, 04:04 PM IST

The 38-year-old batsman played his last test against South Africa this year but decided to make this match on his home ground at Seddon Park his final bow.  

Ross Taylor of New Zealand during a white-ball game (File photo)

Taylor to play 2 matches for New Zealand XI against Netherlands; BJ Watling joins coaching staff

Cricket | Mar 11, 2022, 01:21 PM IST

Paul Wiseman will lead the coaching staff and will be supported by Auckland pace bowling coach Azhar Abbas and former BLACKCAPS wicket-keeper BJ Watling.

File Photo of New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor playing his last Test match for his national team.

NZ vs BAN, 2nd Test: It was great to finish off career with win and a wicket, says Taylor

Cricket | Jan 11, 2022, 01:04 PM IST

A talisman of New Zealand cricket, Taylor ended his Test career by dismissing Ebadot Hossain to help the hosts beat Bangladesh by an innings and 117 runs to level the series 1-1.

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Ross Taylor to retire from international cricket

Cricket | Dec 30, 2021, 09:36 AM IST

Taylor won’t play in the Black Caps test series against South Africa in February but will play one-day international series against Australia in Australia in February and against the Netherlands at home in late March and early April.

Ross Taylor quashes retirement talks, says enjoying WTC title triumph

Ross Taylor quashes retirement talks, says enjoying WTC title triumph

Cricket | Jun 30, 2021, 06:11 PM IST

Ross Taylor, who was part of the WTC-winning New Zealand side last week, said that he 'still loves' playing for the country.

Ross Taylor: The unsung hero who carried New Zealand

WTC Final | Ross Taylor: The unsung hero who carried New Zealand through

Cricket | Jun 24, 2021, 06:23 PM IST

Taylor, who began his Test career in 2007, has quietly rolled up 14 years of Test cricket, playing 108 Tests and racking up 7,564 runs.

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WTC triumph makes up for 2019 World Cup final loss: Ross Taylor

Cricket | Jun 24, 2021, 06:54 AM IST

The right-handed batsman had earlier said he would have retired had New Zealand lifted the 50-over World Cup in 2019. They lost to England in the final.

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World Test Championship triumph makes up for 2019 World Cup final defeat: Ross Taylor

Cricket | Jun 23, 2021, 11:59 PM IST

The right-handed batsman had earlier said he would have retired had New Zealand lifted the 50-over World Cup in 2019. They lost to England in the final.

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WTC Final | India has kept bar really high, will be a tough opposition: Ross Taylor

Cricket | Jun 15, 2021, 09:05 PM IST

Taylor said India have a "balanced side and their depth has been amazing."

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Selectors have got good back-ups for whatever side they pick for WTC final: Ross Taylor

Cricket | Jun 13, 2021, 12:06 PM IST

New Zealand made as many as six changes for the ongoing second Test, some forced and some rotated ahead of the World Test Championship final against India in Southampton from June 18.

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IPL 2021's suspension played into India's hands heading into WTC final, says Ross Taylor

Cricket | May 23, 2021, 07:01 PM IST

Taylor reckons New Zealand will still have slight advantage over India as they are are scheduled to play two Tests against England in the run up to the WTC final.

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New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor confident of overcoming calf strain before Tests

Cricket | May 18, 2021, 04:03 PM IST

New Zealand begin their campaign at Lord's when they take on England in the first Test from June 2. The Black Caps will play the Virat Kohli-led India in the WTC final at Southampton from June 18.

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Ross Taylor to miss first ODI against Bangladesh, Mark Chapman named as cover

Cricket | Mar 17, 2021, 11:04 PM IST

New Zealand coach Gary Stead said he was hopeful Taylor would be available for the second game on Tuesday at Hagley Oval.

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New Zealand vs Pakistan: Ross Taylor dropped from Kiwis squad for home T20I series

Cricket | Dec 12, 2020, 03:08 PM IST

Kane Williamson will return from his paternity leave to lead the side in the second and third matches.

New Zealand's Ross Taylor

World Cup in 2023 definitely on radar, says New Zealand's Ross Taylor

Cricket | Nov 24, 2020, 05:14 PM IST

Taylor, 36, though admitted that it would be a challenge to go on for another three years and sign off at the mega-event.

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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.