Taylor’s IPL career began in 2008 with Royal Challengers Bangalore. He played for them for the next two seasons before moving on to Rajasthan Royals in 2011. The illustrious New Zealander admitted that he had desired to stay at RCB for a fourth consecutive season. He thought his IPL career would have been longer if he had stayed with RCB, where he amassed 517 runs in 22 innings with two fifty-plus scores.

“While it was amazing to go for a million dollars, in the long run, I would have been better off if RCB had bought me for US$950,000. If they had, it would have been my fourth year working with them. As a single-franchise player in the IPL, I probably would have enjoyed a longer career given that the league is not very emotional but does show loyalty to its veterans. However, if I had remained at RCB, I would not have had the opportunity to play with legends like Virender Sehwag, Shane Warne, Mahela Jayawardene, and Yuvraj Singh, Taylor writes in his book, an excerpt from which appeared on Stuff.co.nz.

Taylor began his IPL career in 2012 with Delhi Daredevils before being moved to Pune Warriors India. However, he subsequently returned to Delhi in 2014, which turned out to be his final IPL campaign.