Karachi: New Zealand’s experienced batter Ross Taylor won ‘Richard Hadlee Medal’ for being outstanding with the bat in all three formats of the game since the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
According to the details, the right-handed batsman scored 1,389 runs across formats to leave behind New Zealand’s captain Kane Williamson by 200 runs.
Taylor’s exploits included two centuries and nine fifties across formats. During the period, he also went past Stephen Fleming’s tally to become the leading run-scorer for New Zealand in Tests and solidified his place at the top of the charts in ODIs.
“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,” Hadlee praised Taylor while conferring the award via video link.
On the other hand, Tim Southee bagged top Test prize for picking up 40 wickets at an average of 21.47 during the season.
Earlier, Kane Williamson was named as the player of the year by New Zealand Cricket Awards for leading his side to the ICC Cricket World Cup final in 2019 and securing player of the tournament’s award.