Ross Taylor is an international Cricketer and former captain of the national team of New Zealand, and He is the leading run-scorer in ODI and test matches for team New Zealand. Taylor has played IPL in the Delhi Daredevils team.
|Name||Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor|
|Birth Date||8 March 1984|
|Birth Place||Lower Hutt Wellington, New Zealand|
|School||Palmerston North Boys High School|
|College||Wairarapa College, Masterton|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Wife||Victoria Taylor Brown|
|Bowling||right arm off break|
|Jersey Number||#3 (New Zealand) #3 (Delhi Daredevils) #21 (Royal Challengers Bangalore) #24 (Pune Warriors)|
Ross Taylor is of Samoan descent, his mother belongs to the Samoa village of Saoluafata, and his father is from New Zealand. He’s the second player of Samoan heritage to play for New Zealand after Murphy su’a. Ross Taylor completed his schooling at Palmerston North Boys High School and Completed graduation from Wairarapa College.
Ross Taylor married his wife Victoria Taylor Brown on 25 June 2011. They both have three children, two daughters and one son. Mackenzie Taylor, Adelaide Taylor names his daughters, whereas Jonty Taylor is called his son.
Ross Taylor made the highest Level A run in State shield domestic one-day Championship in 2003-04, and he also captained New Zealand under 19 side in youth internationals. In 2008, He was selected in Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian premier league and played destructive over 81* 33 balls against Kolkata knight Riders in 2009. He scored best of 290 against Australia in the Transtasman Test series in the year 2015-16.
In the 2011 auction, Ross Taylor was sold to Rajasthan Royals in 4.6 crores and later played from Delhi daredevils in 2012. On 22 February 2017, he became the highest Century maker for new Zealand.
Indeed, Ross Taylor is the top batsman on the New Zealand cricket team. In this way, his batting average in test cricket is 47.10, and T20I cricket batting average is 24.15, and his batting average of ODI match 43.57.
Test– he debuted in test cricket on 8 November 2007 vs. South Africa in Johannesburg.
ODI– he debuted in ODI matches on 1 March 2006 vs. West Indies in Napier
T20– he debuted in T20 matches on 22 December 2006 vs. Sri Lanka in Wellington
After smashing 100 in 83 balls against Australia in March 2010, He scored the fastest test ton ever by New Zealander.
In the 2011 World cup against Pakistan, he calmly batted for 69 off and later smashed 62 more, including four fours, seven sixes, a 28-run over from Shoaib Akhtar, and a 30-run over from Abdul Razzaq.
During IPL in 2006, Taylor smashed 81 not out from 33 balls and scored 176 runs. Later he gained the man of the match title.
Taylor scored 290 against Australia in November 2015 and broke the record by scoring highest in tests in Australia.
On 21 February 2020, he played 100 international in all three game format and recorded himself in history by surpassing Daniel Vettori.
Lesser known facts:-
- Taylor underwent eye surgery in 2016 December. He came as a far higher player in each test and ODIs.
- In the ODI match against Sri Lanka, New Zealand lost the game, and after that, Taylor got admitted to the hospital due to dehydration.
- Taylor’s wife Victoria was a left-handed Batsmen, but she quits Cricket to become a School teacher.
- Taylor was a hockey player before, but later, he got interested in Cricket.