Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor Retirement: New Zealand batter Ross Taylor announces that he will retire from international cricket following the conclusion of the upcoming home Test series against Bangladesh, and six ODIs against Australia and the Netherlands next year.

New Zealand are due to tour Australia for three ODIs from late January then play the Netherlands back at home.

Ross Taylor Retirement

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

Ross Taylor along with his team
Ross Taylor along with his team

“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,” Taylor tweeted.

Taylor’s final Test will be at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch and will take his tally of appearances to 112, tying him with Daniel Vettori for the most Tests played by a New Zealand cricketer.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson termed Taylor as a ‘world-class ‘player’.

“He’s a world-class player, our best with the bat over such a long period of time and personally it’s been a pleasure to be involved in so many partnerships with him across the formats,” Williamson said. “We’ve shared some pretty cool moments together –- most recently the World Test Championship final, which was obviously really special.”

Taylor has a lot of achievements under his belt including the player to score

  • Most Test runs by a New Zealander (7,584)
  • Most ODI runs (8,581)
  • Most ODI 100s for New Zealand (21)
  • Most 100s in all formats (40)
  • World Test Championship winner
  • The first player from any country to make 100 international appearances in each of the three formats
  • The highest Test score in Australia by a visiting player (290 at Perth 2015)

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.

New Zealand won the inaugural edition of WTC
New Zealand won the inaugural edition of WTC