New Zealand legend Ross Taylor has said goodbye to international cricket. Taylor, 37, announced her retirement by sharing a post on social media on Thursday morning, December 30. Ross Taylor said he wants to play the next two series at home.
Both the series will be against Bangladesh and Australia. First, a two-Test series will be played against Bangladesh. New Zealand will then play six ODIs at home against Australia and the Netherlands. “Today I am announcing my retirement from international cricket after Home Summer,” Ross Taylor wrote in a social media post. The six-match ODI series against Australia and the Netherlands will be the last after the home Test series against Bangladesh. Thank you for supporting me for 17 years. It is an honor to play for the country # 234.
The Kiwi has played a total of 445 matches in his international career, in which Taylor has scored a total of 40 hundreds. Ross Taylor has scored 7584 runs in 110 Tests and 8581 runs in 233 ODIs. He has a total of 1909 runs in 102 Twenty20 matches. Ross Taylor has scored 19 hundreds in Tests and 21 in ODIs. However, Taylor will play two more Tests and six more ODIs.
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“It has been a wonderful journey and I am happy to have been able to represent the country for so long,” he said in a statement on Thursday. Lots of memories and gifts of friendship. But all good things come to an end at some point, and this is the right time for me. ” Taylor has scored the most runs for New Zealand in both Tests and ODIs. Taylor made his Test debut against South Africa in 2008 and his first of 233 ODIs against the West Indies in 2006. Taylor has also played 102 Twenty20 matches and is the first cricketer to play more than 100 matches for New Zealand in all three formats.
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