Ross Taylor

  • IPL 7: Delhi Daredevils hope to cut short Kolkata Knight Riders' flight 18-04-2014 07:48 PM

    After being hammered in their opening match of IPL 7 by Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils will sweat over skipper Kevin Pietersen's return from injury to get a psychological boost ahead of their second game in Abu Dhabi on Saturday against Kolkata Knight Riders, who are on a high having...
  • New Zealand pick rookie duo for West Indies tour 15-04-2014 09:24 AM

    New Zealand selectors included two new caps in a 15-man Test squad named on Tuesday to tour the West Indies, with injury-hit spinner Daniel Vettori's future under a cloud. Otago slow bowler Mark Craig was plucked from obscurity in anticipation of spin-friendly wickets on the three-Test tour, alongside fellow rookie...
  • IPL for me is just about expressing myself, says Dinesh Karthik 08-04-2014 05:22 PM

    Dinesh Karthik grabbed eyeballs when Delhi Daredevils bought him for an astounding Rs 12.5 crore at the last IPL auctions and the Tamil Nadu stumper knows only too well that the franchise has pinned a lot of hopes on his ability to win matches. "Of course, there will be pressure....
  • Delhi Daredevils preparatory camp from April 9 07-04-2014 02:56 PM

    New Delhi: The preparatory camp of Delhi Daredevils, under the guidance of head coach Gary Kirsten, for the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League will begin at the Palam Ground here on Wednesday. The main focus of the camp would be to help the team come together ahead of...
  • As it happened: World T20, New Zealand vs Netherlands 29-03-2014 01:57 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss and team news: New Zealand win toss and opt to bowl. Tim Southee and Colin Munro miss out with Trent Boult and Jimmy Neesham coming in for them. While, Netherlands have decided to go with an unchanged side....
  • IPL Auction 2014: Delhi stretch their squad to 23 on final day 13-02-2014 05:09 PM

    A total of 154 players sold, including 50 overseas players, as the two-day IPL auction ended in Bangalore on Thursday, with Yuvraj Singh ending up as the top-earner, bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping Rs. 14 crore. Delhi Daredevils, who are building their team from a scratch, bought...
  • New Zealand name two newcomers for second Test against India 13-02-2014 08:49 AM

    Wellington: Batsman Tom Latham and allrounder Jimmy Neesham will make their Test debuts for New Zealand in the second Test against India which starts at the Basin Reserve on Friday. Latham has been named to bat at No. 5 in the New Zealand order, replacing Ross Taylor whose wife is...
  • Lack of interest in Ross Taylor, Cameron White surprises Rahul Dravid 12-02-2014 07:30 PM

    Bangalore: A bunch of quality international cricketers on Wednesday went unsold on the first day of the IPL 7 players' auction, but what surprised former India captain Rahul Dravid the most was that hard-hitting Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor and Australia's Cameron White did not find a buyer. Taylor and White...
  • Neesham, Latham in NZ's squad for second Test 11-02-2014 08:47 AM

    Wellington: Allrounder Jimmy Neesham and batsman Tom Latham have been named in New Zealand's squad for the second Test against India after Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell were dropped for a late night drinking session in Auckland last week. Both replacements are uncapped at Test level and the 21-year-old Latham...
  • 1st Test: India's search for first win in 2014 resumes in New Zealand 05-02-2014 08:17 AM

    After being thrashed 4-0 against all odds in the ODI series by hosts New Zealand, Team India will hope to make amends in the first Test of the two-Test series starting Thursday at the Eden Park in Auckland. India have not won a Test match on the road since June...
  • Kohli inches closer to top spot in ICC ODI rankings 01-02-2014 03:11 PM

    Dubai: Virat Kohli's individual brilliance during India's disastrous show in the lost ODI series against New Zealand has helped the young batsman inch closer to the top spot in the latest ICC rankings issued on Saturday. India were drubbed 0-4 in the series which concluded on Friday but Kohli, placed...
  • Ground-breaking series win for us: Brendon McCullum 31-01-2014 05:16 PM

    Wellington: Delighted after drubbing India 4-0 in the just-concluded ODI series, New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum on Friday called it a ground-breaking triumph for his side and the most satisfying of his career so far. New Zealand dominated the five-match series, the third game of which was a tie, even...
  • 5th ODI: India outplayed once again, lose series to NZ 4-0 31-01-2014 02:07 PM

    India's losing streak in 2014 saw them succumbing to another embarrassing defeat at Wellington on Friday, when hosts New Zealand outplayed the visitors yet again, winning the fifth ODI by 87 runs to take home the series 4-0. Set a daunting 304 to win, thanks to another disappointing performance by...
  • Ross Taylor explains how New Zealand beat world champions India 29-01-2014 11:27 AM

    Revealing New Zealand's strategy that has outwitted Indian bowlers in the ongoing ODI series, batsman Ross Taylor said the Kiwis have focussed on denying wickets to the visiting side's spinners to wear out the rest of their attack. The Kiwis have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series...
  • Beating India is hell of an achievement: Brendon McCullum 28-01-2014 04:59 PM

    Hamilton: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum says beating World Champions India in a One-day series was "hell of an achievement" and acknowledged crucial contributions with the bat by Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson in their 'emphatic' victory. New Zealand on Tuesday hammered India by seven wickets to take a 3-0...
  • 4th ODI: Hapless India concede series 3-0 after 7-wicket loss to NZ 28-01-2014 01:59 PM

    India made bold moves, some logical and some totally out of context, but it boiled down to Indian bowling that caved in once again and failed to defend a competitive 278 for 5, which New Zealand overhauled to win by seven wickets and with 11 balls to spare - thanks...
  • India need Plan B for first win on New Zealand tour 27-01-2014 11:44 AM

    India's four-match losing streak overseas is in urgent need of Plan B. Two ODI defeats in South Africa and now two in New Zealand may not have set the cat among the pigeons but surely raises the level of doubts over the team's ability to adapt in testing overseas conditions....
  • Team India will bounce back at some point, feels Ross Taylor 21-01-2014 12:14 PM

    Hamilton: New Zealand have started off well by winning the opening ODI but their star batsman Ross Taylor feels India have a good chance to bounce back in the second game here on Wednesday as conditions are more likely to favour the visitors. The Black Caps won by 24 runs...
  • Dhoni becomes first Indian keeper to cross 300 dismissals 19-01-2014 09:45 AM

    Napier: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper and the fourth overall to effect 300 dismissals in One Day Internationals when he caught a Ross Taylor nick in the opening ODI against New Zealand here on Sunday. Prior to the series, Dhoni had 299 dismissals (220 caught...
  • 2nd ODI: West Indies eye another win over hosts New Zealand 28-12-2013 05:31 PM

    After clinching a low-scoring contest in the first ODI, West Indies will look to go 2-0 up in the 2nd ODI against the host New Zealand in Napier on Sunday. West Indies closed the contest in Auckland with just two wickets to spare, with Darren Sammy playing a cameo, smashing...
  • 1st ODI: West Indies edge New Zealand in low-scoring game 26-12-2013 01:51 PM

    Auckland: Darren Sammy made an unbeaten 43 from 27 balls to help the West Indies to a two-wicket win over New Zealand in the series-opening limited-overs international on Thursday, helping the tourists rebound from their 2-0 Test series defeat. The win, completed in only 27.3 overs when the West Indies...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 1st ODI 26-12-2013 06:51 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary of this match, scroll to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies won the toss and opted to field. The West Indies have rejected any suggestion of a Test hangover going into the opening one-day international against a New Zealand side bolstered by the return of...
  • 3rd Test: New Zealand beat West Indies to win series 22-12-2013 08:22 AM

    Kane Williamson completed his second half-century of the match to take New Zealand to an eight-wicket victory in the third and final Test against West Indies and seal the series 2-0 after lunch on the fourth day on Sunday in Hamilton. Williamson, who had resumed after the break at Seddon...
  • 3rd Test Day 4, NZ vs WI: as it happened 22-12-2013 02:19 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day three roundup: Ross Taylor's third century in consecutive Tests and a devastating spell by Trent Boult have given New Zealand the upper hand after the third day of the third Test against the West Indies, with it the...
  • 3rd Test: New Zealand on top after bowling out WI for 103 21-12-2013 11:10 AM

    Hamilton: Ross Taylor's third century in consecutive Tests and a devastating spell by Trent Boult have given New Zealand the upper hand after the third day of the third Test against the West Indies, with it the chance to secure a rare series win. In the face of Boult's aggression,...
  • 3rd Test Day 3, NZ vs WI: as it happened 21-12-2013 02:02 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 2 Round-up: New Zealand's Ross Taylor continued his impressive series with an unbeaten half-century on Friday, guiding the hosts to 156 for 3 after day two of the third Test in response to the West Indies' 367. Taylor...
  • 3rd Test: Advantage WI despite Taylor's fifty on Day 2 20-12-2013 10:40 AM

    Hamilton: New Zealand's Ross Taylor continued his impressive series with an unbeaten half-century on Friday, guiding the hosts to 156 for 3 after day two of the third Test in response to the West Indies' 367. Taylor was 56 not out at stumps and has now scored 416 runs in...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 2 20-12-2013 01:56 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 1 Round-up A gutsy 200-run partnership between Denesh Ramdin and Shivnarine Chanderpaul rescued the West Indies from a perilous position on Thursday as the tourists battled to 289 for 6 on the first day of the third Test...
  • Taylor's wicket key for Windies in final NZ Test: Gibson 18-12-2013 10:37 AM

    Wellington: West Indies must capture the wicket of key batsman Ross Taylor early if they are to prevent New Zealand from clinching the Test series when the third and final match begins at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday, according to coach Ottis Gibson. New Zealand hold a 1-0 lead...
  • Boult stars as New Zealand crush West Indies in 2nd Test 13-12-2013 09:28 AM

    Wellington: Seamer Trent Boult delivered career-best figures of 10 for 80 as New Zealand thrashed West Indies by an innings and 73 runs inside three days to complete their first Test victory in more than a year on Friday. The 24-year-old Boult had taken 6 for 40, including five wickets...