New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor on Thursday has announced that he will retire from international cricket soon.
The 37-year-old says that he will play three more series before hanging his gloves. Taylor will play the upcoming two match test series against Bangladesh which will be his last in New Zealand’s whites. He will then play two ODI series against Australia and Netherlands.
The 37-year-old took it to Twitter to make the announcement.
“Today I’m announcing my retirement from international cricket at the conclusion of the home summer, two more tests against Bangladesh, and 6 ODIs against Australia & the Netherlands. Thank you for 17 years of incredible support. It’s been an honour to represent my country #234”, Ross Taylor wrote.
New Zealand are scheduled to play two match test series against Bangladesh at home starting from January 1, 2022. The Kiwis will then fly to Australia to play three match ODI series and one-off T20I. The tour is scheduled to begin from January 30 and will conclude on February 8. New Zealand will then play three ODIs and one-off T20 against Netherlands at home from March 25 to April 4.
The 37-year-old debuted against Sri Lanka in December 26. Since then, Taylor has scored 18,074 runs across all formats of the game. He is the leading run getter for NZ in tests and ODIs.
Taylor has managed to score 7584 runs in 193 Test innings, 8581 runs in 217 ODIs, and 1909 runs in 94 T20Is. Ross Taylor has 21 ODI centuries and 19 Test centuries to his name.