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Ross Taylor

Retiring from international cricket in March 2022, Ross has been a huge part of New Zealand’s success for more than a decade.

With a record of 19 test centuries and 21 ODI tons, he was a respected and revered international-class top order batter able to face down the challenge of world class attacks of every type.

Ross hung up his bat as his country’s most prolific run-getter across all formats – 18,199 runs at a highly impressive average of 42.72. He played 112 Tests, 236 ODIs, and 102 T20Is making him the only cricketer to make 100 appearances in each of the three international formats.

In 2006, in only his third ODI, Taylor hammered a superb century against Sri Lanka. He made a maiden test century in 2008, when England visited Seddon Park. He was named NZ Captain soon after and during his 13-test tenure, the Black Caps earned rare wins over Australia and Sri Lanka.

A memorable, career-best 290 came against Australia at the WACA in late 2015. In 2018, perhaps his finest innings against England saw Ross reduced to one leg due to injury and make an incredible 181* to secure an ODI success. Back in the red ball game, Ross added a third double century to his tally with 200 from 212 balls in the win over Bangladesh in March 2019. 

At the World Cup later that year, Ross was key to New Zealand's impressive semi-final victory over India with a typically well-judged half-century in trickiest of conditions. They would lose to England in the final, but Ross wasn’t finished.

In June 2021, his 47* helped the Black Caps lift the World Test Championship and end a glittering career on a deserved high.

Follow Ross on Twitter @rossltaylor and Instagram @rossltaylor3

Ross is currently using the following bat dimensions:

Swell depth = 67mm
Edge depth = 37mm

Weight between 2.9lb -2.11lb