ROSS TAYLOR

  • IPL 8: Ousted from World Cup squad, RCB show their back to Yuvraj Singh 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh, the most expensive player of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has been released by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) while Delhi Daredevils skipper Kevin Pietersen was released along with Dinesh Karthik, Ross Taylor and Murali Vijay, according to media reports. The Vijay Mallya-owned RCB had paid the 33-year-old...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI in Sharjah 1 week ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Pakistan opted to bat against New Zealand in Sharjah Playing XIs: New Zealand: Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), James Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez,...
  • 1st ODI: Haris, Afridi guide Pakistan to narrow win over New Zealand December 9, 2014

    Little-known Haris Sohail and experienced Shahid Afridi hit splendid half centuries to lead Pakistan to a three-wicket win over New Zealand in the first one-day international on Monday. Sohail, playing in his only fifth ODI, made a career-best unbeaten 85 off 109 balls and Afridi scored 61 off 51 balls to...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan survive scare as match ends in draw November 21, 2014

    Dubai: A defiant fifth-wicket stand of 74 between Younus Khan and Asad Shafiq ensured Pakistan secured a draw in the second Test against New Zealand on Friday to maintain a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Chasing 261 for victory, Pakistan were 196 for five when the teams agreed to a...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 5 November 21, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Ross Taylor hit a return-to-form half-century to help New Zealand recover after Sarfraz Ahmed hit a fighting hundred for Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai on Thursday. Taylor was 77 not out for his 23rd fifty to...
  • 2nd Test: Ross Taylor rescues New Zealand after Sarfraz's ton November 20, 2014

    Ross Taylor hit a return-to-form half-century to help New Zealand recover after Sarfraz Ahmed hit a fighting hundred for Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai on Thursday. Taylor was 77 not out for his 23rd fifty to help his team recover from a shaky 79 for 4 to close the...
  • Ross Taylor unsure of fitness ahead of Pakistan Test October 31, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand's leading batsman Ross Taylor is uncertain whether he will recover from a calf injury in time to play in the first Test against Pakistan. Taylor missed the one-day series games against South Africa last week, and was still troubled by the injury when the 15-man New Zealand squad...
  • New Zealand lose Ross Taylor, Adam Milne for South Africa ODIs October 17, 2014

    New Zealand's former skipper Ross Taylor and paceman Adam Milne will miss the upcoming one-day international series against South Africa because of injury, New Zealand Cricket said on Friday. Top order batsman Taylor, a veteran of 137 ODIs, has a calf problem, while Milne is struggling with an elbow injury and...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 2nd Twenty20 July 6, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Teams: West Indies XI: Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin(w), Darren Sammy(c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Sheldon Cottrell New Zealand Playing XI: Kane Williamson, James Neesham,...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1 June 26, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss and team news: New Zealand won the toss and opt to bat first. Just one change for New Zealand, Neil Wagner in for Ish Sodhi. While West Indies include Shillingford and Jason Holder. Teams: West Indies: Gayle, Brathwaite, Edwards, Bravo, Chanderpaul,...
  • IPL 7: Chennai may prove a tough nut for Delhi to crack April 20, 2014

    Handed a shock defeat by Kings XI Punjab in their tournament opener, two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) would be eager to get back to winning ways against a rejuvenated Delhi Daredevils (DD) at Abu Dhabhi on Monday, but it won't be easy for Delhi. Chennai lost...
  • IPL 7: Delhi Daredevils hope to cut short Kolkata Knight Riders' flight April 18, 2014

    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 April 15, 2014

    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 Luke...
  • IPL for me is just about expressing myself, says Dinesh Karthik April 8, 2014

    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. When...
  • Delhi Daredevils preparatory camp from April 9 April 7, 2014

    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 the...
  • As it happened: World T20, New Zealand vs Netherlands March 29, 2014

    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. New Zealand...
  • IPL Auction 2014: Delhi stretch their squad to 23 on final day February 13, 2014

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

    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 expecting...
  • IPL Auction: Huge pay cut for Pathan brothers; Ross Taylor unsold February 12, 2014

    RCB spent Rs. 14 crore on Yuvraj Singh while Delhi bought Dinesh Karthik for Rs. 12.5 crore on Day 1 of IPL 7 auction in Bengaluru. ...
  • Lack of interest in Ross Taylor, Cameron White surprises Rahul Dravid February 12, 2014

    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 hardhitting Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor and Australia's Cameron White did not find a buyer. Taylor and White are...
  • Neesham, Latham in NZ's squad for second Test February 11, 2014

    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 21yearold Latham comes...
  • 1st Test: India's search for first win in 2014 resumes in New Zealand February 5, 2014

    After being thrashed 40 against all odds in the ODI series by hosts New Zealand, Team India will hope to make amends in the first Test of the twoTest series starting Thursday at the Eden Park in Auckland. India have not won a Test match on the road since June 2011,...
  • Kohli inches closer to top spot in ICC ODI rankings February 1, 2014

    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 04 in the series which concluded on Friday but Kohli, placed second...
  • Groundbreaking series win for us: Brendon McCullum January 31, 2014

    Wellington: Delighted after drubbing India 40 in the justconcluded ODI series, New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum on Friday called it a groundbreaking triumph for his side and the most satisfying of his career so far. New Zealand dominated the fivematch series, the third game of which was a tie, even though...
  • 5th ODI: India outplayed once again, lose series to NZ 40 January 31, 2014

    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 40. Set a daunting 304 to win, thanks to another disappointing performance by their...
  • India eye redemption in final ODI against NZ January 30, 2014

    After conceding the ODI series to New Zealand 30, India look for a consolation win in the fifth and final onedayer. ...