Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has named the three toughest bowlers he has faced in his illustrious career so far. The right-handed batsman is the most experienced batsman in New Zealand team at the moment and is one of the most experienced in the world.
Having made his international debut in 2006, Ross Taylor is still an integral part of New Zealand across formats and is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. In his impressive career so far, he has faced several legendary bowlers like Glenn McGrath, Dale Steyn, Muttiah Muralitharan, Anil Kumble, James Anderson and others.
And the three bowlers who have troubled him the most are Muttiah Muralitharan, Lasith Malinga and Dale Steyn. Muralitharan is the most decorated bowler in the history of the game. The former Sri Lanka spinner has picked up more than 1,300 wickets in his illustrious career.
On the other hand, Steyn is South Africa’s all-time highest wicket-taker in Tests and is widely regarded as the best fast-bowler of the modern era. Malinga has been equally impressive and is one of the best in limited-overs cricket.
“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.
Earlier this year, Ross Taylor has bagged the Sir Richard Hadlee medal as New Zealand’s overall cricketer of the year. He had a stunning season during which he surpassed former captain Stephen Fleming’s runs tally to become the highest run-scorer for New Zealand in Test cricket. He is also the leading run-getter in ODIs, while he became the first New Zealand player to feature in 100 Twenty20 Internationals. During the prolific season, the veteran scored 1,389 runs across formats – 511 runs in Tests, 548 in ODIs and 330 runs in T20Is.