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Top 5 run-scorers in Tests between New Zealand and West Indies

  • Only one batsman in the prolific quintet will play in the upcoming Test series between the two teams.
Ram Kumar
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Modified 29 Nov 2017, 18:00 IST

#4 Ross Taylor - 873 runs

Ross Taylor
Taylor holds the key to New Zealand's batting fortunes in the upcoming series

With over 6000 runs to his name, Ross Taylor is New Zealand's third highest run-scorer in Tests. His current average of 47.10 is significantly better than those of Stephen Fleming and Brendon McCullum. Against West Indies, he has been the most prolific run-maker for the Blackcaps. The right-hander accumulated 873 runs from ten matches at an astounding average of 62.35 against the men from the Caribbean.

Taylor has scored three centuries and two fifties against West Indies. His splendid double ton at Dunedin set the tone for New Zealand's dominance in the 2013 series. While he led the Kiwis to an ignominious 0-2 defeat in the away series in 2012, the middle-order batsman redeemed himself by putting on a crucial partnership with Kane Williamson in Jamaica to propel his team to a famous match as well as series victory in the Caribbean in 2014. The upcoming 2-match series presents an ideal opportunity for him to move further up this particular list.

Published 29 Nov 2017, 18:00 IST
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