Former New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor has been declared as New Zealand Cricket’s Player of the Year for the season 2019-20. He won the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for the third time in his 14-year long career.
The presentation was made by Sir Hadlee on Friday, on the final day of New Zealand Cricket’s virtual awards ceremony.
Reaching the milestone of 7000 test runs in his 101 matches, Ross Taylor also became New Zealand’s leading Test run-scorer. He is the first player from any nation to play 100 international matches in all three formats.
Ross Taylor scored 1,389 runs in all formats in 2019-20 season.“It’s been full of ups and downs,” Taylor said.
“A World Cup final, losing that final. The Boxing Day test which was such a proud moment to be part of and to have so many Kiwis there supporting us was something I’ll never forget,” he added.
Sir Hadlee, as New Zealand’s number one cricketer, regarded Ross Taylor through the Video link. It was a ceremony forced online by the coronavirus pandemic.
“I’ve followed your career since 2006 as I was part of the selection panel when you played your first ODI and then Test match,” Sir Hadlee said.
“I’ve watched your progress over the past 14 years and I just want to congratulate you on all your performances and records to date.”
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