Ross Taylor Bio, Net Worth, Wife, Kids, Nationality, Retirement, Age, Facts, Current Team, Awards, Record, Height, Career, Famous for, Education
Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor professionally known as Ross Taylor is an international cricket player and former captain of the New Zealand national team. He is the leading run-scorer in ODI and test matches for the New Zealand team. He is the first cricketer to play in 100 matches in all three formats of international cricket. He is also the most-capped player for New Zealand in international cricket, playing in his 438th match across all three formats, surpassing Daniel Vettori. He announced his retirement from international cricket on 30 December 2021 at the end of 2021/22 summer, with his final Test series being against Bangladesh and last ODIs against the Netherlands and Australia.
What is Ross Taylor famous for?
- Being an international cricket player and former captain of the New Zealand national team.
- Being the leading run-scorer in ODI and test matches for the New Zealand team.
- Being the first cricketer to play in 100 matches in all three formats of international cricket.
- Being the most-capped player for New Zealand in international cricket, playing in his 438th match across all three formats.
What nationality is Ross Taylor?
Ross Taylor was born on 8 March 1984. His birth name is Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor. His birthplace is Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. He was born to his father, Neil Taylor, and his mother, Ann Taylor. He is of part-Samoan descent, his mother being from the Samoa village of Saoluafata, and also has family connections to Fasito'o-Uta. His father is from New Zealand. He attended Palmerston North Boys High School and Wairarapa College. He was a hockey player before shifting his focus to cricket. He holds New Zealand nationality. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Pisces.
Ross Taylor Club Career
- He was a hockey player before shifting his focus to cricket.
- He made the highest Level A run in State shield domestic one-day Championship in 2003-04.
- In 2008, he was picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2008 Indian premier league auction and played destructive over 81* 33 balls against Kolkata knight Riders in 2009.
- In the 2009-10 season, he played for the Victorian Bushrangers in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash as one of two overseas players (the other being Dwayne Bravo from the West Indies). In the 2009-10 HRV Cup Final against the Auckland Aces, he scored a match-winning 80 off 30 balls, and in a partnership with Kieran Noema-Barnett, they scored 133 runs from 53 balls bowled. He also hit Michael Bates for 27 in one over, including three consecutive sixes. In total, he hit eight sixes and five fours for the Stags.
- In 2010, he played for Durham in the Friends Provident T20 tournament, his most substantial contribution being a brutal 80 not out from only 33 balls including 3 fours and 9 sixes.
- In the 2011 auction, he was sold to Rajasthan Royals for ₹4.6 crores (equivalent to ₹8.1 crores or US$1.1 million in 2020) and later played from Delhi daredevils in the 2012 season.
- In 2013, he played a season to Pune Warriors India for Ashish Nehra.
- He has also played English cricket for Norwich and Coltishall Wanderers in Norfolk. He was their key player and he was consistent in scoring runs.
- In 2016 and 2017, he played for Sussex and Nottinghamshire in 2018.
- He was then signed by Jamaica Tallawahs for the Caribbean Premier League 2018.
- In the 2019 season, he joined Middlesex for the 2019 Royal London One-day Cup competition.
- In July 2020, he was named in the Guyana Amazon Warriors for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League. In February 2021, during the 2020-21 Ford Trophy, he played in his 300th List A match.
Ross Taylor International Career
- He previously captained the New Zealand U19 side in youth internationals.
- He has the highest List A score of 132* in the State Shield domestic one-day competition in 2003-04, and a first-class best of 290 against Australia in the 2015-16 Trans-Tasman Trophy Test series.
- He made his debut for the New Zealand team in international cricket on 1 March 2006, in a one-day match against the West Indies. He became the second male player of Samoan heritage to play for New Zealand after Murphy Su’a. He scored only 15 runs in the match, which New Zealand won the match by 91 runs.
- On 28 December 2006, he scored his maiden one-day century in front of a delighted crowd in Napier, playing against Sri Lanka. The innings included 12 fours and 6 sixes. However, New Zealand was comprehensively beaten in that game, by a blistering knock by Sanath Jayasuriya.
- In the 2006-07 Commonwealth Bank Series, he hit 84 against Australia in their opening game but lost the match in the end.
- On 18 February 2007, he scored his second century in his ODI career against Australia. He scored 117, the 2nd highest score by a New Zealander against Australia at that time.
- He scored his maiden Test century in March 2008 at Hamilton in the first Test of the 2007-08 series against England and went on to be the leading run-scorer for the series.
- In May 2008, he scored what was then a Test match career-best of 154* against England at Old Trafford, a brilliant inning including 5 sixes and 17 fours.
- In March 2009, his third Test century, an innings of 151 runs off 204 balls, came against India at Napier. His fourth Test century, in the next Test, was a 107 which delayed India's victory long enough to force a draw.
- On 3 March 2010, he captained New Zealand for the first time in an ODI against Australia in Napier. He top-scored with 70 and New Zealand won by two wickets with four balls to spare. He was also awarded the Man of the Match and donated the $NZ 500 prize to the Lansdowne Cricket Club in Masterton.
- He has served as the national captain for all formats.
- In March 2010, he made the fastest Test century ever by a New Zealander, bringing up his hundred off only 81 balls in a match against Australia at Hamilton.
- On 8 March 2011, he made his then highest ODI score of 131* which came off 124 balls against Pakistan at ICC Cricket World Cup. His innings included seven sixes and eight fours and contributed to New Zealand making 127 runs in the final 9 overs of the game for their highest total ever against Pakistan (302) in World Cup.
- After Vinod Kambli, Sachin Tendulkar, and Sanath Jayasuriya, he became only the fourth batsman in the history of the game that scored an ODI century on a birthday after doing so against Pakistan in a league match in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.
- He scored centuries in all three tests in the 2013/14 series against the West Indies. In the first Test, he made his first Test match double-century and the highest test score of unbeaten 217 in a composed and classy innings. His 12th ODI century against Pakistan at Dubai coincides with the 100th century for the Black Caps.
- For his performances in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, he won the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal.
- In the 2015-16 season, during the second test of the Trans-Tasman Trophy, he scored his second double hundred and became the highest score by a New Zealand batsman in away Tests and in Australian soil as well. With this feat, he also became the first Kiwi batsman to score a Test double-hundred against Australia and the 2nd fastest among his countrymen to reach 5,000 Test career runs (in 120 innings).
- In December 2016, after the Test against Pakistan at Hamilton, he underwent surgery to remove a pterygium on his left eye. He was out of action for several weeks, thus missing the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series in Australia.
- During the second ODI, he scored his 17th ODI century against South Africa at Hagley Oval. With this, he became the highest ODI century-maker for New Zealand, beating 16 ODI centuries by Nathan Astle. In this match, he also became New Zealand's quickest batsman to reach 6000 runs in ODI as well. New Zealand finally won the match by 6 runs. He also became only the sixth player in ODI history to score centuries against all test-playing nations and first from New Zealand.
- He then scored a century in the first ODI against England in a man-of-the-match performance for his team and became the third New Zealander to score 7000 ODI runs. In the 4th ODI, he probably played the best innings of his career as he made an unbeaten 181 off 147 balls in a successful run chase of 336 runs. His 181* is the 2nd highest ODI score for a no.4 batsman as well 4th highest score for an individual while chasing. In that match, he also passed Nathan Astle to become New Zealand's second top scorer in ODIs. Although New Zealand lost the series, he was the top run-getter with 304 runs in that 5-match series.
- On 28 January 2019, he became the third New Zealand batsman to complete 1000 runs in ODIs against India, he achieved this feat when he was batting on 14* and went on to score 93 (106).
- In April 2019, he was named to New Zealand’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
- On 5 June 2019, he played his 400th international match for New Zealand in which he scored a match-winning 82 against Bangladesh where he also became the 2nd batsman to score 8000 ODI runs for New Zealand, after Stephen Fleming, as well as outscoring him in the same match to become New Zealand's top scorer in ODIs. He followed it with 48 off 52 against Afghanistan in another successful run-chase.
- In the game against West Indies, he provided stability scoring 69 after his team had lost both of the openers in the first over itself. He scored runs of 30 and 28 in losses against Australia and England, respectively. In the tournament's first semi-final, he top-scored for New Zealand with 74 runs as they reached the World Cup final for the second consecutive time. He could only make 15 runs, before being wrongly given LBW off Mark Wood’s bowling, in the final as New Zealand lost it on boundary count.
- During India’s tour of New Zealand, he scored 2 half-centuries in the T20I series, in the 1st T20I he scored 54 off 27, and in the 5th T20I, he scored 53 off 47. During the same tour, he also scored a century and half-century in the ODI series, in the 1st ODI he scored 109* off 84 and was awarded Man of the Match, and in the 2nd ODI he scored 73* off 74 for his performance he was awarded Man of the Series.
- On 21 February 2020, he became the first player ever to play 100 matches in each format of the game T20I, ODI, and Tests during the first Test match against India, and became the fourth New Zealand player to play 100 Test matches after Stephen Fleming, Daniel Vettori, and Brendon McCullum and 66th overall.
- During his 100th Test, he scored 44 off 71 in the first innings and didn't bat in the second innings which New Zealand won by 10 Wickets which marked 100 Test victories for them.
- As of June 2020, he has played 433 International matches (101 Tests, 232 ODIs, and 100 T20Is) and has scored 17,717 International runs (7,239 runs in Tests, 8,569 runs in ODIs, 1,909 in T20Is). He is currently ranked 15 in Tests, 4 in ODIs, and 42 in T20Is.
- He announced his retirement from international cricket on 30 December 2021 at the end of 2021/22 summer, with his final Test series being against Bangladesh and last ODIs against the Netherlands and Australia. He announced his retirement through his official Twitter account.
Awards and Achievements
- 2006 ICC Emerging Player of the Year
- 2008 ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year
- 2009 ICC Test Player of the Year
- 2011 Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World
- 2012 ICC ODI Player of the Year
- 2011 and 2013 New Zealand Cricket’s International Player of the Year
- 2013 Wisden Cricketer of the Year
- 2017 Member of the Order of New Zealand Merit
Who is Ross Taylor's wife?
Looking at his personal life, he is a married man. He got married to his long-time girlfriend, Victoria Jayne Brown on 25 June 2011. Together, the couple is blessed with three children: two daughters and a son. He has an intimate relationship with his wife and children where they are living their life happily together.
Ross Taylor Height and Weight
Ross Taylor stands at a height of 1.83m i.e. 6 feet and 0 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 70kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is light brown. His sexual orientation is straight.
Ross Taylor Net Worth 2021
Ross Taylor earns from his professional career as a cricket player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2021, his estimated net worth is around $1 million $5 million.
Did You Know?
- He was a hockey player before shifting his focus to cricket.
- He is the leading run-scorer in ODI and test matches for the New Zealand team.
- He is the first cricketer to play in 100 matches in all three formats of international cricket.
- He is also the most-capped player for New Zealand in international cricket, playing in his 438th match across all three formats, surpassing Daniel Vettori.
- He has scored 40 centuries in international cricket, 19 in Tests, and 21 in ODIs.
- He announced his retirement through his official Twitter account on 30 December 2021.