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Ross Taylor

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Full Name: Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor
Born: March 8 1984 , Wellington, New Zealand
Country: New Zealand
Other teams: Australian Capital Territory, Central Districts, Delhi Daredevils, Durham, New Zealand Under-19s, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, Victoria
Test debut: South Africa v New Zealand, Johannesburg, Nov 8-11 2007
ODI debut: New Zealand v West Indies, Napier, Mar 1 2006
T20 debut: New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Wellington, Dec 22 2006
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm offbreak


One of New Zealand’s best attacking batsmen, Taylor hit the headlines early on in his career by scoring a wonderful 128 not out against Sri Lanka in only his third one-day international in December 2006. He followed a similar pattern in Tests, making his bow in November 2007 and backing up his selection with a score of 120 against England at Hamilton in his third match. Taylor, who had a spell in county cricket with Durham, learned his trade with Central Districts and went on to climb the national team ladder, including the Under-19s. His aggressive approach to batting has seen him p...

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