Ross Taylor to retire from International Cricket after Home Summer.

New Zealand legend, Ross Taylor will retire from international cricket after the home summer. Taylor announced his decision of retirement on Thursday morning via social media. Ross Taylor will end his 17-year old career in the series against Australia.

Ross Taylor announces retirement from international cricket

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

Ross Taylor added in the message

Recently, Ross Taylor was left out of New Zealand’s T20i team against India and T20 World Cup. Taylor is known for his skills to play a big and solid inning in any format of the game. New Zealand batter has featured in 455 games for New Zealand in international cricket till now.

THE TEST STALWART

Ross Taylor to retire from internationals - Rediff Cricket

The New Zealand batter is set to play his last test series against Bangladesh on home soil. He is still the only overseas batsman to score the highest record score in Australia. The WTC winner made his best score of 290 in the Perth Test against Australia in 2015. He is the only batsman to achieve this feat. New Zealand legend, played his last Test against India at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 3rd December 2021.

Ross Taylor is the first-ever cricketer to play 100 matches in all three formats. He reached this record during the Test match against India at Basin Reserve early in 2020. He also played a match-winning innings with the New Zealand captain Kane Williamson against India in the World Test Championship final. Eventually, leading his side to be named as the best test team in the world.

Ross Taylor announcement :

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Ross Taylor made his international ODI debut against the West Indies in 2006. Since then he has scored the most ODI centuries for New Zealand. He has made 21 centuries in ODI’s since his debut and his highest score is 181 scored against England in 2017.

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In T20is, New Zealand legend played his first game way back in 2008 against Sri Lanka and most probably has played his last T20i match against West Indies in 2020. He has scored 1909 runs in 102 T20i games with a 7 fifties in the format.

Ross Taylor Records :

1. Ross Taylor holds several records including scoring most ODI runs (8,581) for New Zealand. 

2. The batter also holds the record of scoring most runs in Test cricket ( 7, 584) for New Zealand.

3. He also holds the record of scoring most ODI centuries (21) and most centuries by a New Zealand batsman across all formats (40).  

NZ v ENG 2019: WATCH – Ross Taylor grabs a one-handed stunner to get rid of  Ben Stokes

4. He also holds the record of most catches by a New Zealand cricketer in international cricket with 346 catches. 

5. Taylor is one of the only four New Zealand cricketers to play 100 tests after Daniel Vettori (112), Stephen Fleming (111), and Brendon McCullum (101).

6. Ross Taylor is the first cricketer ever to play 100 matches across all three formats of cricket. 

7. Taylor also holds the record of scoring the highest Test score in Australia by a visiting player after his 290 at Perth in 2015.

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8. Taylor had hit the winning runs in the ICC World Test Championship final against India.  

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