Born in the year 1964 on 27th October to father Tony Taylor and mother Judy, in Leeton which is situated in New South Wales, Australia, Mark Anthony Taylor spent the better half of his childhood days growing up in Wagga Wagga. He along with his family shifted to Wagga Wagga when he was very young. He has three siblings, but the details about them are not disclosed. He was always interested in cricket and his father was also a sportsperson and encouraged him at each and every step. He did his schooling from the Chatswood High School which is situated in Chatswood in Sydney, New South wales, Australia. He later went on to complete his education from the University of South Wales and he graduated with a surveying degree in 1987 from there.
He started his professional cricket career by being a part of the national youth team of Australia and played several matches during this time. In 1985, he started playing in the Sheffield Shield competition and started his stint with very good performances. He played his first test match in 1998 which was held against West Indies. His initial days in the test matches were excellent and he was able to score several centuries.
He also led his team to win the series against England and played a very integral role in the win. In 1989, he became the first cricketer to be able to reach the score of thousand during his year of debut. In 1989, he played his first one-day innings in a match against Sri Lanka and led his team to win the match. In the year 1990, he showed some inconsistent performance and had to sit out for most of the series. In the following year, he was given the opportunity to lead his team which consisted of many new and inexperienced players in a series against Zimbabwe. In the year 1992, he was selected for the World Cup Team and he played only in a few matches.
In 1993, is inconsistent performance came to an end when he started a partnership with the cricketer Michael Slater. He led his team to emerge victorious in the following match during the Ashes Series and played a crucial role in it. He was given the captaincy post permanently which he succeeded after Alan Border’s retirement. He had been a great former cricketer and often played a crucial role in the victory of his team.
He finally bid adieu to cricket in 1999 and was honoured with the Australian of the Year award in the same year. He was also the recipient of the Australian Sports Medal and was also include in the Sports Australia Hall of Fame. Talking about his personal life, he is married to Judy Taylor and the couple got married in the year 1989. Mark and his wife are proud parents of three children and he lives with his family in his own apartments. His biography is available on all sites and his net worth is $3 Million.
|Birth Date:||27 Oct, 1964|
|Education:||University of New South Wales|
|Net Worth 2021:||2 million|