Ross Taylor will retire from international cricket after the current domestic season. He has 7,584 test runs and 19 centuries, and 8,581 runs in ODIs.
New Zealand coach Gary Stead said Taylor unquestionably in one of the country’s greatest players.
“Ross has always been a hugely respected member of the side and we’re thankful for his contributions to the Black Caps over an incredible career,” Stead said. “His skills and temperament as a batsman have been world-class and his ability to perform at such a high level for so long speaks volumes of his longevity and professionalism.”
Kane Williamson also praised the achievements of his long-time batting partner.
“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,” Williamson said. “He’s a world-class player, our best with the bat over such a long period of time and personally it’s been a pleasure to be involved in so many partnerships with him across the formats.
“We’ve shared some pretty cool moments together — most recently the World Test Championship final which was obviously really special.”
New Zealand beat India by eight wickets in the test championship final in June.