“The award is something to be really proud of, its special, and I just want to thank everyone.”
Taylor is the second player to be acknowledged more than once as the players’ Player of the Year, the other being Kane Williamson who secured three consecutive Players’ Cap’s between 2015 – 2017.
Taylor was in spectacular form over the past season and particularly in ODI matches where he scored 759 runs, averaging 84.33 and a high score of 137 against Sri Lanka at Nelson. Taylor surpassed 50 runs in 7 of his 13 innings and included a stretch of six consecutive innings above the half century mark.
Taylor was also named as the ODI Player of the Year at the ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards last night, capping off a remarkable season where he became the leading all time run scorer for New Zealand, the leading ODI run scorer, and the first player to score 20 ODI centuries for New Zealand.
The PLAYERS’ Cap recipients:
2018: 7 Trent Boult
2017: 6 Kane Williamson
2016: 5 Kane Williamson
2015: 4 Kane Williamson
2014: 3 Ross Taylor
2013: 2 Tim Southee
2012: 1 Brendon McCullum
The leading Players’ Cap vote recipients from each series during 2018/19 were
The leading Players’ Cap vote recipients per format were