New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor announces retirement from International Cricket


Guwahati: Veteran New Zealand batter Ross Taylor has announced he will retire from international cricket after the conclusion of the upcoming home Test series against Bangladesh, and six ODIs against Australia and the Netherlands next year.

The 37-year-old said it’s been an honour to have represented New Zealand. He also thanked fans for support through his international journey.

“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 will retire as New Zealand’s top-scorer in Test and ODI matches. He has 7,584 runs and 19 centuries in Tests, and 8,576 runs and 21 centuries in ODIs.

Taylor made his Test debut against South Africa in 2008 and played the first of 233 ODIs against the West Indies in 2006. He has also played 102 T20 internationals, becoming the first player to play more than 100 matches for New Zealand in all three formats.