Date of birth: 8 March 1984, Lower Hutt, Wellington
Nottinghamshire First-Class Debut: N/A

Ross Taylor will bring a wealth of experience to Nottinghamshire as he has signed for the first three months of the 2018 season.

Taylor, ranked number nine in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen, brings to Trent Bridge a terrific record and a wealth of experience across all formats, having made 368 international appearances for the Kiwis in all.

He has scored 6,246 runs in 83 Tests at an average of 48.04, with 17 centuries and 28 fifties, along with another 7,267 runs in 203 One-Day Internationals at 46.28, including 19 centuries and 41 fifties.

He will be available for the entirety of the Royal London One-Day Cup and eight Specsavers County Championship matches.

After going toe to toe with Stuart Broad in the England v New Zealand Test series, the pair will become teammates as the side look to make a strong start to life back in Division One.

Taylor boasts two previous stints in county cricket, representing Durham in 2010 and Sussex in 2016 and 2017, having also played in the Indian Premier League for the likes of the Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

His career-best score of 290 came against Australia at Perth in 2015 and remains the highest score by a New Zealander in an overseas Test.