Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor
(New Zealand Cricketer)

A New Zealand Cricketer who has batted mostly at Number 4 during his illustrious career was a legendary Test cricketer who played for New Zealand. Taylor became New Zealand’s highest ODI century maker and broke the record of Nathan Astle on February 2017, after smashing his 17th ODI century for the black caps.

Ross Taylor was the skipper of his U-19 side in youth internationals. He holds a record of highest List A score of 132* in the State Shield domestic One-day competitions and a first-class record score of 290 against Australia in the 2015-16 Trans-Tasman Trophy Test series.

Taylor made his debut on 1 March 2006 in an ODI against the Windies. He also became of Samoan heritage to play for the national side.  He scored only 15 runs in the first match, where New Zealand finally won the match by 91 runs.

Ross Taylor
Nickname: Rosco, The Pallekele Plunderer
Profession: New Zealand Cricketer
Biography
Autobiography: NA
Biopic: NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 183 cm
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Light Brown
Tattoos: None
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 8 March 1984
Age (as on 2018): 34 years
Birth Place: Lower Hutt, Wellington
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Pisces
Nationality: Kiwi
School: Palmerston North Boys’ High School, Palmerston North
College Wairarapa College, Masterton
Educational Qualifications: Graduate
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Family
Father:  Neil Taylor
Mother: Ann
Sister: Not Known
Brother: Not Known
Coach/Mentor: Not Known
Religion: Christianity
Address: Not Known
Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:  8 November 2007 vs South Africa in Johannesburg
ODI: 1 March 2006 vs West Indies in Napier
T20I: 22 December 2006 vs Sri Lanka in Wellington
Jersey Number: #3 (New Zealand)
#21 (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
#3 (Delhi Daredevils)
#24 (Pune Warriors)
Domestic/State Team: Australian Capital Territory, Central Districts Under-19s, Central Districts, Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors, Durham, Rajasthan Royals, St Lucia Zouks, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sussex, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Victoria
Nature on the field: Aggressive
Likes to play against: Not Known
Favourite Shot: Pull Shot


Slog Sweep Shot
Records and Awards
  • He hit his maiden ODI century in his third match against Sri Lanka in 2006. Although his knock of 128* couldn’t help his side win the match, he succeeded in cementing a spot in the team. Though his innings of 128 not out could not help New Zealand win the match, it helped him cement his place in the team.
  • While playing against Australia in February 2007, he scored 117 from 126 helping his side chase down a target of 336 and win Chappell-Hadlee Trophy 2006-07.
  • Taylor scored the fastest ever century by a New Zealander against Australia in March 2010.
  • In 2015, he also shattered a 111-year old record after scoring 290 against Australia in November. It is also the highest score by an overseas batsman in Tests on Australian soil.
Preferences
Hobbies: Not Known
Favourite Batsmen:  Sachin Tendulkar
Favourite Bowlers:  Not Known
Favourite Cricket Ground:  Not Known
Favourite sports personalities: Not Known
Favourite Food: Fried Chicken
Favourite Actors: Not Known
Favourite Films: Not Known
Car Collection: Not Known
Favourite Musicians/Singers: Not Known
Favourite Destinations: Not Known
Smoking/Alcohol: Yes
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: Victoria Jayne Brown

 

Wife/Spouse: Victoria Jayne Brown
Marriage Date: June 25, 2011
Children: Mackenzie Taylor and Jonty Taylor

 

Earnings
Net Worth: $13 Million
Controversies

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Lesser Known Facts

  • Before becoming a cricketer, Ross Taylor played hockey, evidently it helped him in mastering his slog sweep shot.
  • He became the second male cricketer Murphy Su’a from Samoan heritage to play for New Zealand.