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Ross Taylor announces retirement from international cricket after his upcoming home series

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The 37-year-old New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has announced his retirement from international cricket after the completion of their upcoming home series. Taylor will feature in his last international home series against Bangladesh, Australia and Netherlands. But Taylor will not feature in the upcoming test series against South Africa. Hence, the New Zealand batter will play his last test series against Bangladesh next year in January, where he will match the record of Daniel Vettori of 112 test matches for New Zealand.

 

After that, Ross Taylor will play his last one-day international matches against Australia on 30 January and the Netherlands on 29 March. New Zealand’s most prolific batsman Ross Taylor will retire after 17 years of service for his nation. Taylor has made his international debut in 2006 against West Indies and aggregated 18,074 runs in 445 appearances.

 

Ross Taylor, who was recently part of the World Test Championship winning team New Zealand. ” Taylor feels it’s been an incredible journey to represent his country for so long. He feels privileged to play with and against some of the great games” he further added.

 

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who will go to miss the upcoming test series against Bangladesh due to his ongoing elbow injury. Williamson paid tribute by saying that he is a world-class player and shared some good moments and partnerships across the formats with him. Moreover, the New Zealand star made around 445 appearances for his national side, where he aggregated more than 18000 runs across the three formats.

 

Some of the incredible records of Ross Taylor during his 17 years of International journey

 

1. Taylor smashed 18074 runs and becomes the highest run-getters for New Zealand in all three formats

2. The 37-year-old New Zealand middle-order batsman has a record of being the first player to reach 100 appearances in cricket.

3. Ross Taylor also has the record of the highest number of catches of 346 by any New Zealand player.

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