Taylor reveals toughest bowlers he faced
Legendary New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has named the three toughest bowlers he has faced in his career. At this moment Ross Taylor is the most experienced batsman in the New Zealand team and one of the top batsmen in the ICC ranking for batsmen.
Ross Taylor has become an integral part of the New Zealand team across all formats after having made his international debut in 2006. Still, now, he is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down his pace. He has faced several legendary bowlers like Glenn McGrath, Dale Steyn, Muttiah Muralitharan, Anil Kumble, James Anderson, and others in his impressive career.
Meanwhile, he has revealed the three bowlers who troubled him the most. Among them, two are Sri Lankan legends Muttiah Muralitharan, Lasith Malinga, and another one is Dale Steyn from South Africa. Spin wizard Muralitharan is considered as the most decorated bowler of the century. He picked up more than 1,300 wickets in his career.
South Africa’s all-time highest wicket-taker in Tests, Dale Steyn is widely regarded as the best pacer in modern cricket. Lasith Malinga has been equally impressive and is one of the best in the shortest format of the game.
‘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 Ross Taylor during the interview with Cricingif.
Ross Taylor was awarded the Sir Richard Hadlee medal as New Zealand’s overall cricketer of the year, earlier this year. He surpassed former captain Stephen Fleming’s runs’ tally to become the highest run-scorer for New Zealand in Test format. Besides, he is also the leading run-getter in ODIs. Moreover, he became the first New Zealand player to appear in 100 Twenty20 matches.