tVeteran batsman Ross Taylor has been a vital component of the New Zealand setup since breaking into the national side in 2006. The 36-year-old recently became the first from any cricketing nation to play 100 international matches across all 3 formats of the game.
Taylor also leapfrogged ex Kiwi captain Stephen Fleming to become New Zealand’s leading run-scorer in Tests. 2019 was a year to remember for the New Zealand icon, as he amassed 1389 runs in all 3 formats. Despite missing out on lifting the World Cup trophy by mere centimeters. Taylor’s rich batting form earned him his 3rd Sir Richard Hadlee Medal.
Taylor recently took part in a live session with Cricingif where he answered a variety of different questions.
The right-hander, considering his vast experience, has faced many top bowlers during his International career. The New Zealand batsman named three bowlers whom he found toughest to face in international cricket. The first name which Taylor took was of Sri Lanka legend Muttiah Muralitharan. The off-spinner is regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. Murali picked up a whopping 1300 wickets during the course of his international career.
Taylor went for another another Sri Lanka veteran in his list– Lasith Malinga. Known for his toe-crushing yorkers and stunning accuracy, Malinga is the only international bowler to pick four wickets on four balls on two seperate occasions.
To cap it off, Taylor went for South African legend Dale Steyn. Despite being in the twilight of his career, Steyn is still feared around the world.
“Both Murali and Malinga are hard to pick up because of their unique bowling actions. Talking about Steyn, it’s obviously the pace and consistency which the pacer possesses,” said Taylor during the interview with Cricingif.