Ross Taylor’s longest format before his retirement

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Ross Taylor’s longest format before his retirement

Ross Taylor’s longest format before his retirement
On Sunday, New Zealand's senior batter Ross Taylor took the field for the final time in a Test match. The team is playing Bangladesh in a two-Test series, and Taylor announced his retirement from international cricket ahead of the series. Following a shock loss in the first Test, New Zealand will be looking to provide a fitting send-off to the Kiwi legend in the series' second and final match.

When Taylor took the field on Sunday, he equaled the mark set by Kiwi great Stephen Fleming. Taylor surpassed former New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori as the most-capped Test cricketer in the country.

At the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, Ross Taylor is playing his 112th Test match for the BlackCaps. Stephen Fleming, the former New Zealand skipper, had played 111 Tests for his country. On the other hand, Brendon McCullum had played 101 Tests.

Ross Taylor's final performance in the longest format is the current Test between New Zealand and Bangladesh, as he declared his retirement before the series began. Taylor said on December 30, 2021, that the series against Bangladesh will be his final Test appearance before retiring in the ODIs against Australia and the Netherlands later this summer.

The 37-year-old said that it has been an incredible adventure. He considers himself extremely honored to have had the opportunity to represent New Zealand for this many years. He told the media that however, like with all good things, all good things must come to an end, and the time is right for him.

Taylor has announced that this summer will be his final with the Blackcaps, ending a magnificent 16-year international career.

New Zealand got off to a flying start on the first day of the second Test, posting 202/1 at Tea, thanks to captain Tom Latham's century.

Bangladesh came up on top with the toss and elected to bowl first. The visitors are looking to make history in Christchurch after defeating the world Test champions by eight wickets earlier this week, snapping New Zealand's 17-match unbeaten record in Test matches on home soil.