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Cricket World Player of the Week - Ross Taylor


For his back-to-back match-winning knocks in the ODIs against India, Ross Taylor is the Cricket World Player of the Week.

Ross Taylor is seldom given the credit he deserves. With 19 hundreds in Tests and 21 in ODIs, he is one of the few batsmen to have struck 40 or more international tons.

Taylor recently played is 100th T20I, the third most by any player, and will become the only player to play hundred Tests, ODIs and T20Is in a week's time.

Taylor ended as the second-highest scorer for the Kiwis and the third-highest overall in the five-match T20I series against India, in which New Zealand suffered a humiliating whitewash.

The Kiwi scored 166 runs from five innings at an average of over 40 and strike rate of 130+ in that series. The seasoned player has again been in the thick of things for the home side.

Taylor has played match-winning knocks in both the first two ODIs. With an unbeaten century at a strike rate of 130 in the first game, he took the team to a win.

The veteran batsman backed it up with another 74-ball 73-run knock and took New Zealand's first innings score to 273, when they were struggling at 197/8 at one point.

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