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Retirement News: Ross Taylor announces retirement from international cricket

New Zealand batsman, Ross Taylor has announced his retirement from international cricket. The right-handed batsman confirmed that this summer will be his last for the Blackcaps. He will bring curtains on his career 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. He will not be playing the subsequent Tests against South Africa.

“It’s been an amazing journey and I feel incredibly fortunate to have represented my country for as long as I have,” he said.

“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. But all good things must come to an end and the timing feels right for me.”

The 37-year-old has been a prolific New Zealand batsman across all three formats. He made his debut back in 2006  in an ODI against West Indies in March 2006. His 18,074 runs in 445 appearances are the highest for any New Zealand cricketer. Taylor’s achievements include most Test runs by a New Zealander (7,584), most ODI runs (8,581) most ODI 100s for New Zealand (21). He has 40 centuries across all the formats.

Taylor became the first player from any country to feature in 100 international games in each of the three formats. He has represented New Zealand in 110 Tests, 233 ODIs, and 102 T20Is. Veteran batsman, Ross Taylor is New Zealand’s leading run-scorer in both ODIs and Tests.

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