(Photo) Kiwi legend Ross Taylor to retire from international cricket

Veteran batsman Ross Taylor will be drawing curtains on his international career at the end of the New Zealand’s home season. Putting paid to speculation over his playing future, the 37-year-old confirmed on Thursday, December 30, that the forthcoming two-Test series against Bangladesh will be his last in the New Zealand whites. He will not feature in the subsequent Tests against South Africa and bow out with six ODIs against Australia and Netherlands later in the summer. Taylor’s farewell Test will be at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch and will take his tally of appearances to 112, placing him at equal with left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori for the most Tests played by a Kiwi cricketer.