Mark Taylor

Born Oct 27, 1964

Mark Anthony Taylor, AO is a former Australian cricket player and Test opening batsman from 1988–1999, as well as captain from 1994–1999, succeeding Allan Border. He was widely regarded as an instrumental component in Australia's rise to Test cricket dominance, and his captaincy was regarded as adventurous and highly effective.… Read More

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1964 Birth Born on October 27, 1964.
1972 7 Years Old He moved to Wagga Wagga in 1972 and played for Lake Albert Cricket Club.


1985 20 Years Old 1 More Event
His debut was for New South Wales in 1985. … Read More
1987 22 Years Old 1 More Event
He had a lean season in 1987–88, after which he spent the English summer with Greenmount, helping them to win their first Bolton League title by scoring more than 1,300 runs at an average of 70.
1988 23 Years Old Solid form for NSW in 1988–89 resulted in Taylor's selection for his Test debut in the Fourth Test against the West Indies at the SCG, replacing middle-order batsman Graeme Wood. … Read More
1989 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Returning to Australia, Taylor made 1,403 first-class runs at 70.15 during the 1989–90 season, and ended 1989 with 1,219 Test runs, thus becoming the first player to better one thousand Test runs in his debut calendar year, something only matched twice since by England opener Alastair Cook and Australian Adam Voges. … Read More
1991 26 Years Old His moderate form continued during the 1991 tour of the West Indies, where he was selected in only two of the five ODIs, scoring three and five. … Read More
1992 27 Years Old …  He was selected for the squad for the 1992 Cricket World Cup held on home soil, and after Australia lost its first two matches, Taylor was recalled for his first ODI in 12 months. … Read More
1993 28 Years Old 1 More Event
The problem of finding him a long-term partner was solved on the tour of England that followed. NSW batsman Michael Slater, who also grew up in Wagga Wagga, made his debut in the First Test of the 1993 Ashes series. … Read More
1994 29 Years Old His first task was a tour of Pakistan in 1994, where Australia had not won a Test since the 1959. … Read More


1995 30 Years Old 1 More Event
This victory was followed by the 1995 tour of the West Indies, where Australia had not won a Test series for 22 years. … Read More
The early 1997 tour to South Africa brought no upturn in Taylor's batting despite Australia's 2–1 victory in the series: he scored 80 runs at 16.00. … Read More
1998 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Later in 1998, Taylor led his team to Pakistan, where a convincing win in the First Test at Rawalpindi by an innings and 99 runs was Australia's first Test victory in the country for 39 years. … Read More
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