With the three Test series tied with one match to go Taylor thinks New Zealand can win.
The last and only time New Zealand have beaten England in a Test series on home soil was in 1983/84, before 29-year-old Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor was even born.
Yet with the currently tied series to be decided in Auckland on Friday there is every possibility the Black Caps could win a home series against England for just the second time in their history.
Taylor is one of the most experienced players from the current crop of New Zealand cricketers and the batsman is confident about his side’s chances of victory.
“It’s a position we haven’t been in for a while and we’ve played some good cricket,” Taylor was quoted on ESPN.
“We know we’ll have to be at our best to compete with this English side and we have five more days of tough cricket. If we can play to our potential we have a chance.”
Taylor has had a troubled few months as a Test cricketer, after he was removed as captain of the five day side in December 2012 and then took a leave of absence after falling out with the coaching staff.
The batsman only returned to the international scene for the Twenty20 matches against England and has been in indifferent form with the bat in the Test series, being dismissed for a golden duck in the last match at Wellington.
Although most have said they are surprised England didn’t win in the previous Test, with everything still to play for on Friday Taylor’s optimism could be proved right.