Ross Taylor (New Zealand) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Ross Taylor Quick Info
Height6 ft
Weight87 kg
Date of BirthMarch 8, 1984
Zodiac SignPisces
SpouseVictoria Jayne Brown

Ross Taylor is a New Zealander cricketer who is best known for his being one of the best batsmen to have played for the New Zealand cricket team. Besides that, he has also reached a number of milestones such as setting the highest “One Day International (ODI)” score and becoming the first New Zealand player to have made 20 centuries in any game format. On the other, he has also amassed a huge fan base with more than 300k followers on Instagram and more than 1 million followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor

Nick Name

Rosco, The Pallekele Plunderer

Ross Taylor as seen in a picture taken Lord's Cricket Ground in London, England in April 2019
Ross Taylor as seen in a picture taken Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, England in April 2019 (Ross Taylor / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

Residence

He divides his time between New Zealand and Samoa.

Nationality

New Zealander

Education

Ross attended the Palmerston North Boys High School. Later, he studied at the Wairarapa College in Masterton.

Occupation

Cricketer

Family

  • Father – Neil Taylor (Former Representative Cricketer)
  • Mother – Ann Taylor

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

87 kg or 192 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ross Taylor has dated –

  1. Victoria Jayne Brown (2011-Present) – The couple got married to one another on June 25, 2011. They have 3 children – a daughter named Adelaide Taylor (b. August 24, 2017), a 2nd daughter named Mackenzie Taylor (b. September 2011), and a son named Jonty Taylor (b. February 16, 2014).
Ross Taylor as seen in a picture with his wife Victoria and kids Mackenzie, Adelaide, and Jonty at Clearwater Resort in December 2018
Ross Taylor as seen in a picture with his wife Victoria and kids Mackenzie, Adelaide, and Jonty at Clearwater Resort in December 2018. (Ross Taylor / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He has Samoan ancestry on his mother’s side and New Zealander ancestry on his father’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Ross Taylor as seen in a picture taken in Dunedin, New Zealand in March 2018
Ross Taylor as seen in a picture taken in Dunedin, New Zealand in March 2018 (Ross Taylor / Instagram)

Distinctive Features

  • He sticks his tongue out every time he celebrates.
  • Tall physique
  • Hits most of his shots on the leg side of the field
Ross Taylor as seen in a picture taken during the CLT20 match between RCB and Cape Cobras at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore in October 2009
Ross Taylor as seen in a picture taken during the CLT20 match between RCB and Cape Cobras at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore in October 2009 (Sreeraj Arasa / Wikimedia)

Ross Taylor Facts

  1. Prior to finding his passion for cricket, Ross played hockey. It is said that the sport of hockey helped him master his powerful slog-sweep shot. This also happens to be one of the reasons why he is known as “king of the leg side shots.”
  2. According to sources, his birth name is often written only as Ross Luteru Taylor as he had mistakenly written the names Ross and Luteru which he was often called while playing cricket on the questionnaire form for the official New Zealand Cricket records.
  3. In the past, he was the captain of the New Zealand Under-19 side.
  4. Ross is a right-handed batsman and his bowling style is a right-arm off-break.
  5. His wife Victoria is a cricketer turned teacher. She is a left-handed batsman and off-spinner.
  6. During the World Cup 2011, Ross knocked on a total of 131 runs off just 124 balls. It is said that after scoring just 69 runs off 108 balls, he hit 4 fours and 7 sixes in just 16 balls. Thereafter, he was nicknamed “The Pallekele Plunderer”
  7. He considers himself to be a wine connoisseur.
  8. In 2011, he was appointed as the captain of the “Black Caps”.
  9. He underwent eye surgery in December 2011.
  10. Ross uploaded his first picture to Instagram on September 27, 2017.
  11. As of 2019, Ross had played for the Delhi Daredevils, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and the Pune Warriors India during the “Indian Premier League.”
  12. He is the 2nd cricketer of Samoan heritage to play for the New Zealand Cricket team, the first being former cricketer Murphy Su’a.

Featured Image By Chubby Chandru / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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