Seasoned New Zealand Batsman, Ross Taylor On Twitter Announces Retirement From International Cricket

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Seasoned New Zealand Batsman, Ross Taylor has announced his retirement from international cricket after the home summer binging down curtains to a remarkable 16-year long career. The upcoming home Test series against Bangladesh will be last in whites.

The first Test against Bangladesh starts on New Year’s Day in Mount Maunganui while the second is in Christchurch starting from January 9. The limited-overs series against Australia and Netherlands will be last in white-ball cricket.

Taking To twitter Taylor wrote, Today I’m announcing my retirement from international cricket at the conclusion of the home summer, two more tests against Bangladesh, and six odi’s against Australia & the Netherlands. Thank you for 17 years of incredible support. It’s been an honour to represent my country#234

“It’s been an amazing journey and I feel incredibly fortunate to have represented my country for as long as I have,” Taylor said in a statement issued by New Zealand Cricket. “It’s been such a privilege to play with and against some of the greats of the game and to have created so many memories and friendships along the way.

Taylor, who made his debut in 2006, has been a mainstay of New Zealand cricket over the years. The 37-year-old holds the record of most runs in Tests (7584) and ODIs (8581) for New Zealand. He is also the most run-getter for New Zealand across all formats – 18,704.

The middle-order batter is one of the four New Zealanders to play 100 Tests – Daniel Vettori (112), Stephen Fleming (111), Taylor (110) and Brendon McCullum (101) and also holds the record for most international appearances for the country in international cricket – 445.

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