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Ross Taylor announces retirement, test series against Bangladesh to be his last


One of the finest Kiwi players, Ross Taylor has announced that he will retire from all forms of the game in April of 2022 after the one-day series against the Netherlands. The test series against Bangladesh this summer will be his last. Taylor has been the leading run-scorer for the black caps with a tally of 7585 runs in 110 test matches including 19 hundred, 35 half-centuries, and three double hundreds.

While NewZealand has never won an ICC tournament in the shorter format of the game, they won the inaugural ICC test championship event by beating India at Lords in 2022, of which Taylor was also a part. The batsman announced his retirement on his Twitter handle.

During the India tour in November, rumors were rife that Ross would be announcing his retirement very soon. Simon Doull then talked to the host broadcaster and predicted that the home series against Bangladesh would likely be the last one for Taylor.

“Ross has always been a hugely respected member of the side and we’re thankful for his contributions to the Blackcaps over an incredible career,” says Stead, NewZealand coach.

The batsman is famous for smashing Shoaib Akhtar during the ICC 2011 World Cup in Sri Lanka. NewZealand amassed 92 runs in the last four overs and the Rawalpindi Express conceded 70 runs in his 9 overs, which also turned out to be his last game for Pakistan.

Captain Kane Williamson paid tribute to Taylor and said “Ross has been at the core of the side for so long and can be extremely proud of having brought the game in this country to a better place. We’ve shared some pretty cool moments together – most recently the World Test Championship Final, which was obviously really special.”

The test series against Bangladesh will start from 1st of January at Tauranga.

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