'It hasn't really dawned on me just yet' - Ross Taylor not feeling farewell emotions ahead of final Test

The second Test of ongoing Bangladesh series will be Taylor's last outing in the longest format of the game.

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One of New Zealand’s best batters of this generation, Ross Taylor has already announced his retirement after the ongoing series against Bangladesh. While many expected the emotions could be really high for his final Test, he has revealed that he still has some time left in international cricket in terms of playing the ODIs, and hence he hasn’t felt like the last game.

Arguably one of the best cricketers to have played from his nation, Taylor’s numbers tell a bigger story of his career. To average 45 in Tests and 48 in ODIs speaks volumes of his performances for Kiwis over the year and he holds the record for the most number of runs for New Zealand in both Test and ODI formats. He will now have a tough task in his hands to finish on a good note with New Zealand 0-1 down in the Test series against Bangladesh.

Ross Taylor feels there is still some action left

Taylor mentioned that his last limited-overs series could get him different emotions while ruling out any kind of feeling of his last game. He was very keen to bounce back in the second Test at Christchurch against Bangladesh and explained the difference in pitch behaviors from Mount Maunganui.

“It doesn’t feel like it is my last game. It hasn’t really dawned on me just yet. I suppose when you’ve still got one-dayers to go… if it was my last game full stop, then definitely it might feel a little bit different.” Taylor told as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.

“It’s all to play for here at a ground that we know well. I still think we’re learning how to play in the Mount. But we know what to expect a lot more here than we did in the Mount (Maunganui), I think. It’s going to have bounce and carry the whole time. There’s going to be a lot of grass on it. It’s conditions that us batters are used to and I’m sure our bowlers are as well,” he added.
Bangladesh managed to script their first-ever victory in any format on New Zealand soil with the win in the first Test.