Ross Taylor announces retirement from international cricket

Veteran New Zealand cricket player Ross Taylor on Thursday announced that he will retire from international cricket at the end of the ongoing domestic season. Taylor hence will play his last match in the second Test against Bangladesh, where he will equal Daniel Vettori’s record of 112 tests for New Zealand.

The 37-year-old will not feature in the Test series against South Africa, yet will be available for the one-day international series in Australia in February and against the Netherlands at home in late March.

The fourth and last ODI in the series against the Netherlands in Taylor’s home town of Hamilton on April 4 will be his last match for New Zealand.

“Today I’m announcing my retirement from international cricket at the conclusion of the home summer, two more Tests against Bangladesh, and six ODIs against Australia and the Netherlands,” Taylor wrote.

“Thank you for 17 years of incredible support. It’s been an honour to represent my country.”