As of Todd Astle’s 2017 debut, 193 men have represented New Zealand in ODI cricket. In the fourth ODI of the BLACKCAPS’ series against Pakistan in January 2018, Ross Taylor became the seventh of those to have featured in 200 ODIs for the side.
Of those, Nathan Astle and Stephen Fleming finished their careers with averages remarkably close to those they held after their 100th game, while Chris Harris is the only one whose average slipped over that span.
Boosting his average by 9.82 runs over his last 100 ODIs illustrates the class that Ross Taylor has displayed in the last few years. It also just shades Brendon McCullum’s 8.69 rise in the period where he went from lower order wicketkeeper-batsman to opening wicketkeeper-batsman.
At the 200 ODI mark, Taylor has scored the most runs and has the highest average. When he finally pulls stumps on his career, we hope to see him still leading the way.
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- Daniel Vettori played four ODIs for the World XI, these are included in his stats
- Stephen Fleming played one ODI for the World XI, this is included in his stats
- Chris Cairns played one ODI for the World XI, this is included in his stats