If a bowler is comfortable with mid-wicket and fine-leg bowling would have his legs shaking against LuteruRoss PoutoaLote Taylor.Being New Zealand’s former captain in all formats the leading batsman for New Zealand is one of the most explosive batsman in modern cricket. Inconsistency and instability might have been the thorns blocking his path to become one of the greatest batsman, but the sudden sparks of effulgence throughout his career are hard to miss.
Also referred to as “Rosco” and “Pallekele Plunderer”, Ross Taylor was born on 8th of Match, 1984 at Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand to a Samoan mother and father Neil Taylor from New Zealand. He is the second New Zealander of Samoan descent to play for the Black Caps and the first of that nature to captain a New Zealand cricket team.
Taylor got married to the Victoria Brown, a former Northern District women’s cricketer herself in 2011. The couple has been blessed with a son, Jonty born in 2014 and a daughter Mackenzie born in 2011, who was quite confused by her father’s gesture of sticking his tongue out to her in celebration for his double century against Australia in the November Test match of 2015.
Taylor has had tonnes of admirers for his explosive knocks in the shorter forms of the game but has steadily adapted for Test matches to become one of the keystone players of the line-up.Playing slog sweeps and pull shots while shambling across towards the off-stump might be Taylor’s unique methods among many which yielded him crucial Test centuries against India, England, the West Indies and Australia.
Since his Under-19 days, Taylor has shown his leadership skills as the captain and a boastful first class best of 290 against Australia in the 2015-16 Trans Tasman Trophy Test series. He has one of the highest strike rates as a Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman and has been called the “murderer” of spinners by Anil Kumble in 2009. In English cricket, Taylor played for Norwich and Coltishall Wanderers in Norfolk and in recent 2016 has played for Sussex in the English County Championship.
Being an exceptional right arm batsman and a phenomenal cricketer as a whole Ross Taylor follows the tradition of having an average educational background with most of the details being murky other than the fact that he went to Palmerston North Boys High School and attended the Wairarapa College, Masterton. The cricket and the fields were calling him and his talents were not left unnoticed by the team of experts.
Ross Taylor Net Worth
Unlike their big brothers across the ocean, Cricket New Zealand with its 110,000 cricketers throughout the nation does not have big enough to pay its players millions like Cricket Australia does with its deep pockets. So, lucrative offers for its players from IPL are a welcome offer for New Zealand, unlike other countries which view the grand franchise sport as a threat. Taylor was New Zealand Cricket’s first million dollar man in the IPL despite the recent shrinkage in money in the IPL in recent times.
Taylor is one of the country’s highest earners in sports with a top tier contract of 195,000 dollars with NZ Cricket and earning more than 350,000 dollars a year with the Black Caps. His IPL career has and Twenty20’s have been the big pay days for him and most other Kiwi players where his contract of 1.3 million dollars with Rajasthan Royals was the highest cash in for any New Zealand cricketer. The net worth of this New Zealand cricket player is 3.3 million US dollars as of 2017.
Ross Taylor being one of the top tier player’s for the Black Caps earns quite a lot and likes to divulge himself in some lucrative investments. The power player owns three properties in Hamilton and one in Palmerston North. However, there is no estimated price given but we can make a guess about its cost. Well, some million dollars? No doubt on that.
A cricket icon like him does not only limit himself to the magnificent fields. Along with his lucrative endorsements from IPL Ross Taylor has also played in the Caribbean League for Trinidad and Tobago for a contract worth at least a 100,000 dollars. Taylor also bags in an estimated 80,000 dollars from Gun and Moore International as its brand ambassador. Endorsing the brands brought in extra income for him.
Being an accomplished batsman Ross Taylor has bagged several ODI Man of the Match awards and records in his bag, but he astonished his countrymen when he collected the prestigious Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for two consecutive seasons. Taylor has also been named ANZ Test Player of the Year and ANZ ODI Player of the Year in 2014 and even picked up the Redpath Cup for First Class Batting. The unmatched skills have surely booked a lot of awards for him in the upcoming future.
In the 2nd ODI between New Zealand and South Africa on February 2017, Ross Taylor entered the elite 6000 run club and became the 6th batsman to score ODI centuries against all Full Member teams. Thus he joins the ranks of Ricky Ponting, Herschelle Gibbs, Sachin Tendulkar, Hashim Amla, and Virat Kohli with his maiden hundred against South Africa. With this 17th century, he surpassed Nathan Astle’s record of most centuries scored for New Zealand.
The world of cricket has always promoted sheer talents and thus, Ross Taylor is proudly showcasing his talents. The fans will never forget his contribution in making beautiful memories for the country by giving them several trophies and wins. “Rosco” might have been involved in a sour relationship with McCullum and their coach for which he once quit the South Africa trip in the past has fewer hindrances in his current trajectory to become New Zealand’s best batsman and make himself, his countrymen and fans in cricket frenzy nations prouder.