Ross Taylor: will retire from international cricket.

Ross Taylor: will retire from international cricket.

Since his debut in 2006, Ross Taylor has been a mainstay in the New Zealand batting order. Amassing a plethora of records and achievements. Including the most runs by a New Zealander (18,074) and the most appearances (445).

Ross Taylor, a New Zealand cricket icon, announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday. Taylor has stated that the two-Test series against Bangladesh. Which begins on Saturday, will be his final in Test whites. And that he will call it quits after the one-day internationals against Australia and the Netherlands in February and March.

Since his debut in 2006, the 37-year-old has been a mainstay in the New Zealand batting order. Amassing a plethora of records and achievements, including the most runs by a New Zealander (18,074) and the most appearances (445).

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

“It’s been an honor to play with and against some of the game’s greats, and to have made so many memories and friendships along the way.”

“However, all good things must come to an end, and the timing feels appropriate for me.”

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Ross Taylor: will retire from international cricket.

Taylor, according to Black Caps coach Gary Stead. Will also, undoubtedly go down as one of New Zealand’s all-time greats.

“Ross has always been a hugely respected member of the team. And we’re grateful for his contributions to the Black Caps over a long and successful career.”

“His batsman skills and temperament have been world-class, and his ability to perform at such a high level for so long speaks volumes about his longevity and professionalism.”

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who is unable to play in the Bangladesh series due to an elbow injury, said Taylor had given his all to the New Zealand team over the years.

“He’s a world-class player, our best with the bat over such a long period of time.” Williamson also said.

“We’ve shared some pretty cool moments together, including the World Test Championship final, which was obviously very special.”

Taylor’s accomplishments include the most Test runs by a New Zealander (7,584), the most ODI runs (8,581), the most ODI 100s for New Zealand (21), the most 100s in all formats (40), the first player from any country to make 100 international appearances in all three formats, and the highest Test score by a visiting player in Australia (290 at Perth 2015).

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