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Ross Taylor
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Personal information
Full name Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor
Born 8 March 1984 (1984-03-08) (age 37)
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Batsman
International information
National side New Zealand
Test debut (cap 234) 8 November 2007 v South Africa
Last Test 18 June 2021 v India
ODI debut (cap 144) 1 March 2006 v West Indies
Last ODI 26 March 2021 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no. 3
T20I debut (cap 22) 22 December 2006 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I 29 November 2020 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years Team
2002/03–present Central Districts
2008–2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2009/10 Victoria
2010 Durham
2011 Rajasthan Royals
2012; 2014 Delhi Daredevils
2013 Pune Warriors India
2013–2014 Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel
2015 St Lucia Zouks
2016–2017 Sussex
2018 Nottinghamshire
2018 Jamaica Tallawahs
2019 Middlesex
2020 Guyana Amazon Warriors
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 108 233 102 188
Runs scored 7,564 8,581 1,909 12,250
Batting average 45.84 48.20 26.15 42.38
100s/50s 19/35 21/51 0/7 27/65
Top score 290 181* 63 290
Balls bowled 96 42 684
Wickets 2 0 6
Bowling average 24.00 63.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/4 2/4
Catches/stumpings 159/– 139/– 46/– 245/–

Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor (born 8 March 1984) is an international cricketer and former captain of the New Zealand national team. Batting predominantly at number four, he is the leading run-scorer for New Zealand in Test and ODI cricket.

On 21 February 2020, Taylor played in his 100th Test match for New Zealand, in the first Test against India. Taylor also became the first cricketer to play in 100 matches in all three formats of international cricket. On 26 December 2020, in the first Test against Pakistan, Taylor became the most-capped player for New Zealand in international cricket, playing in his 438th match across all three formats, surpassing Daniel Vettori.

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