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Ross Taylor has scored 2679 more runs than the next-best for New Zealand across all international formats With an aggregate of 18,145 runs. He has scored more Test runs, ODI runs, ODI hundreds and overall hundreds than any other New Zealand batter.

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New Zealand veteran Ross Taylor is currently taking part in the second Test against Bangladesh at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. It also happens to be his final appearance in the longest format after he announced his retirement last month. Taylor is set to end his Test career after playing 112 games in which he scored over 7600 runs with 19 centuries and 35 half-centuries. Ross Taylor is really one of the best batter, a star and a batting giant without any second thought. One of the legendary action comes to an end in the international cricket.

‘All good things have to come to an end’

Ross Taylor

Taylor’s numbers in Tests are good, but his ODI stats are even better. An average of 48.20 over 217 innings is incredible – it puts him in sixth place among the 32 batters who have scored 8000-plus runs – and his 21 hundreds in the format is 31% more than the next-best for New Zealand, despite the fact he batted mostly at No. 4 and didn’t have the opportunity to play out all the overs.

Full NameRoss Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor
Age37
Batting StyleRight Handed Bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm Off spin
Test Debut08-Nov-07
ODI Debut01-Mar-06
T20 Debut22-Dec-06
Ross Taylor Personal Details

Owning the No. 4 slot: Of the 7655 runs he scored in Tests, 7059 runs came at the No. 4 position, at an average of 47.37. In the period since his Test debut, no batter scored more runs at that slot, while overall, only four have made more runs at two down.

In ODIs, Taylor sits on top for most runs and centuries by any batter at No. 4. While his overall ODI average of 48.20 is impressive, his average at that slot is even better: 52.13. In fact, he is one of only two batters – de Villiers is the other – to score 2500-plus runs at that position at a 50-plus average.

Taylor was part of the Black Caps teams in the 2007, 2011 and 2015 ICC Cricket World Cups and his ODI high-score of 131no came in the 2011 tournament against Pakistan.

I feel incredibly fortunate to have represented my country,

says Ross Taylor

“It’s been an amazing journey and I feel incredibly fortunate to have represented my country for as long as I have,” Taylor was quoted as saying in a statement.

“It’s been such a privilege to play with and against some of the greats of the game and to have created so many memories and friendships along the way. But all good things must come to an end and the timing feels right for me,” he stated.

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor announced his retirement from international cricket on Twitter on December 30. The ongoing two match Test series against Bangladesh and six ODIs against Australia and Netherlands are going to be his last appearance for the team. Taylor has served for 17 years playing for New Zealand.

Do you know Ross Taylor played for RCB? Ross Taylor is known for his sensible and attacking batting. He was a regular member of RCB team from 2008 to 2010. His performance with the bat was excellent in IPL 1 and IPL 2.

Ross Taylor came out to bat in the second day of the ongoing game against Bangladesh. To pay respect to the legend, the Bangladesh players gave the 37-year-old right-hander a ‘Guard of Honour’. The visitors’ players were seen clapping for the batter.

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