New Zealand batter Ross Taylor has announced 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.
Taylor retires as the most prolific New Zealand batter across formats having made his debut back in 2006 and amassing 18,074 runs in 445 appearances – also the most by anyone from his country.
The 37-year-old said it’s been an honour to have represented New Zealand while thanking 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, who is the first player in history to make 100 international appearances in each of the three formats, said the timing feels right.