Ross Taylor announced Retirement from International Cricket

Black Caps legend Ross Taylor has announced his retirement from international cricket at the conclusion of the summer season.

Ross Taylor has announced he will retire from international cricket at the end of the current home season with the upcoming series against Bangladesh being his last Test cricket before he finishes with the ODIs against Australia and Netherlands.

Taylor, 37, currently has 110 Test caps and is New Zealand’s leading run-scorer in both that format and ODIs.

Ross Taylor made his international debut in an ODI against West Indies in March 2006 before playing his first Test against South Africa in November 2007. His top score of 290 came against Australia in Perth.

New Zealand is playing Two Test matches vs Bangladesh starting from January 1, 2022.

Taylor     confirming in a tweet  the two-match series would be his last in the Test whites, before bowing out in the ODIs against Australia and Netherlands later this summer.

Taylor said he would remain available for Central Districts until the end of the season before making a decision on whether to continue playing domestic cricket.

“I’m still loving the game of cricket, I still want to learn and get better so I think that’s a good sign and at this stage I just want to keep playing cricket whatever level that is for as long as I can.”

Taylor became the first player to play 100 internationals in all three formats of the game, inlcuding more than 230 ODIs.

“A lot of past players have told me that you’re a long time retired and a lot of them also told me that they felt they retired too early.

“New Zealanders for whatever reason seem to retire at 34-35 and once I got to 37 I do understand why they did do it.

“Your age comes into question a lot more even though you’re doing things exactly the same as you were two years ago but you’re doing them wrong because of your age (so that’s) sometimes a bit hard to swallow.

Ross Taylor records
Most runs for NZ in Tests (7584)
Most runs for NZ in ODIs (8581)
Most runs for NZ over all formats (18,074)
Most ODI 100s for NZ (21)
Most 100s for NZ in international cricket (40)
Most appearances for NZ in international cricket (445)
One of only four New Zealanders to play 100 tests (Vettori 112, Fleming 111, Taylor 110, McCullum 101) After BAN  series Taylor can become most test playing player with 112 test.
First player from any country to make 100 international appearances in each of the three formats Test, ODI and  T20I.
346-Most catches for NZ by a fielder in international cricket
 290 -Highest Test score in Australia by a visiting player (290 at Perth 2015). (There’s been 432 tests played in Australia)
This is Taylor’s 20th season in first-class cricket. Currently the longest surviving NZ first-class

Taylor has scored 

 7584  Runs in Test matches

 8581 Runs in ODI

1909 in T20I

12270 in First class

11051 in List A

6429 in T20

19 Test hundred

21 ODI hundred

27 first class  hundred

25 List A

1 T20 hundred

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