Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor, famously known as just Ross Taylor, is widely considered as the greatest batsman ever to play in the All Blacks jersey. Besides appearing for the Kiwis, he also represents Central Districts in the first-class cricket. He has recently earned his place in the 2019 ICC World Cup squad of New Zealand. Taylor recently became the first Kiwi star ever to score 20 ODI centuries on 8th January 2019. And, here goes his full biography, personal life details, net worth, and many more.
|Full name||Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor|
Physical Statistics and More
|Height||In Feet – 6 ft.|
Meters – 1.83 m.
Centimeter – 183 cm
|Weight||In Kilograms – 70 kg|
In pounds – 154 lbs.
|Body measurement||Chest – 40 inches|
Waist – 30 inches
Biceps – 14 inches
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
Trent Boult’s Career Records
|International Debut||– T20 – South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Nov 8-11, 2007|
– ODI – New Zealand v West Indies at Napier, Mar 1, 2006
– Test – South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Nov 8-11, 2007
|Last Matches played||– T20 – New Zealand v India at Hamilton, Feb 10, 2019|
– ODI – New Zealand v Bangladesh at Dunedin, Feb 20, 2019
– Test – New Zealand v Bangladesh at Wellington, Mar 8-12, 2019
|Domestic/State team||New Zealand, Australian Capital Territory, Central Districts, Central Districts Under-19s, Delhi Daredevils, Durham, Jamaica Tallawahs, New Zealand Emerging Players, New Zealand Under-19s, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Lucia Zouks, Sussex, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Victoria|
|Records||– In only his third match, Taylor hammered a superb 128 against Sri Lanka at Napier.|
– Taylor scored his second century in his ODI career on 18 February 2007 against Australia. He scored 117, the 2nd highest score by a New Zealander against Australia at that time.
– Taylor top-scored with 70 and New Zealand won by two wickets with four balls to spare.
– He made his highest ODI score of 131 which came off 124 balls against Pakistan on 8 March 2011 at the ICC Cricket World Cup. His innings included seven (7) sixes and eight (8) fours and contributed to New Zealand.
– An innings of note was a destructive 81 off 33 balls against the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2009. He was bumper hit in Royal Challengers Bangalore.
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm off break|
|Date of birth||8th March 1984|
|Age (2019)||40 years|
|Birth Place||Wellington, New Zealand|
|School||Palmerston North Boys High School|
|Family||Father – Neil Taylor|
Mother – Ann
Brother – Nil
Sister – Nil
|Wife||Victoria Jane Brown (Cricketer)|
|Marriage date||June 25, 2011|
|Children|| Daughter: Mackenzie|
Son: Jonty Taylor
|Favorite Batsmen||Sachin Tendulkar|
|Favorite Food||Fried Chicken|
|Net worth||$4.5 million.|
Some Interesting facts about Ross Taylor
- Taylor has a habit of sticking his tongue out when hitting a shot, the reason behind it is that his kids love it when he does so.
- In an interview, he opened up his childhood wish to become a farmer.
- He became the second male player of Samoan heritage to play for New Zealand after Murphy Su’a.
- Taylor is of part-Samoan descent, his mother being from Samoa and his father from New Zealand.