Phil Taylor v Rob Cross head-to-head: How the two 2018 World Championship finalists compare

The stage is set for a memorable final (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

An unmissable climax to the 2018 World Championship sees the legendary Phil Taylor competing in his 21st final against red hot newcomer Rob Cross, and we've crunched all the key numbers ahead of Monday's show-down.

The 25th anniversary of the PDC World Championship has been marked in unforgettable fashion, with the £1.8m tournament producing a plethora of early upsets, as well as its customary amount of drama and controversy.

After 315 sets, 1313 legs and more than one million darts, just two players are left in the running for the record £400,000 top prize and the iconic Sid Waddell Trophy.

Taylor, 57, will pack away his arrows for the final time come the end of the final and will be determined to culminate his illustrious career by capturing a 17th world title.

Cross, meanwhile, is bidding to bring the curtain down on a dream first season on the PDC circuit by landing the sport's richest prize and etching his name into darting folklore.

World ranked 20 prior to the tournament, 'Voltage' has sustained the form which has catapulted him into the top echelons of the sport after just 12 months as a Tour Card holder.

Here's how the two players compare heading in to the final from 8pm GMT on Monday January 1...

Taylor vs Cross - Head-To-Head


Tournament average
Taylor 100.02
Cross 100.47

Total 180s
Taylor 26
Cross 55

Checkout percentage
Taylor 52.08% (75/144)
Cross 41.67% (80/192)

Highest checkout
Taylor 126
Cross 164

Legs won
Taylor 75
Cross 80

Legs lost
Taylor 43
Cross 72

Darts thrown
Taylor 1680
Cross 2106

Playing time
Taylor 3:19:06
Cross 5:07:06

World Darts Championship 2017/18 Tournament Stats


Overall combined tournament average: 94.28
Tournament 180s: 633
Highest Checkout: 170 (S.Bunting, J.Smith, D.Gurney, M.van Gerwen, J.Lewis & S.West)
Tournament 100+ 3206
Tournament 140+ 1628
Tournament 170+ 109
Legs Won On Throw: 798 (60.78%)
Legs Against Throw: 515 (39.22%)

Top ten highest match averages
Michael van Gerwen 108.65 (vs James Wilson - Last 32)
Jamie Lewis 107.27 (vs Peter Wright - Last 32)
Michael van Gerwen 106.17 (vs Christian Kist - Last 64)
Dimitri van den Bergh 104.17 (vs Stephen Bunting - Last 64)
Rob Cross 104.12 (vs Seigo Asada - Last 64)
Peter Wright 103.44 (vs Jamie Lewis - Last 32)
Michael Smith 103.29 (vs Rob Cross - Last 32)
Michael van Gerwen 102.91 (vs Van Barneveld - Quarter-Final)
Raymond van Barneveld 102.78 (vs Kyle Anderson - Last 32)
Rob Cross 102.65 (vs Michael Smith - Last 32)

Top five tournament averages
Michael van Gerwen 103.01
Peter Wright 101.07
Raymond van Barneveld 100.51
Rob Cross 100.47
Christian Kist 100.23
Phil Taylor 100.02


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Phil Taylor v Rob Cross head-to-head: How the two 2018 World Championship finalists compare

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