[caption id="attachment_802390" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-802390" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Ross-Taylor.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="355" /> Ross Taylor has played 90 Tests and scored 6523 runs at an average of 45.93. @ Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/">New Zealand</a> s senior-most batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ross-taylor/">Ross Taylor</a> has admitted that he will not succumb to the lure of Twenty20 cricket at the cost of giving up his international responsibilities. <p></p> <p></p>Many cricketers such as <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/dwayne-bravo/">Dwayne Bravo</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kieron-pollard/">Kieron Pollard</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kevin-pietersen/">Kevin Pieterson</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shahid-afridi/">Shahid Afridi</a> have hanged up their boots in the international arena prematurely to play in franchise-based Twenty20 cricket leagues around the world, but Taylor does not wish to go down that road. <p></p> <p></p> I don t think I will retire earlier from international cricket just to go and do the T20 circuit because I love playing for New Zealand, Taylor was quoted as saying in the <em>Hindustan Times</em> on Tuesday. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/new-zealand-vs-bangladesh-2018-19-new-zealand-have-a-point-to-prove-to-dangerous-bangladesh-todd-astle-802374">New Zealand have a point to prove to 'dangerous' Bangladesh: Todd Astle</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p> Playing for a different franchise every month is not something that appeals to me as much as playing in front of family and friends here in New Zealand. <p></p> <p></p>At a time when T20 cricket has occupied most of the international calendar, Taylor pitted Test cricket as the number one on his priority list. <p></p> <p></p> Test cricket is still high on my priorities. I would like to play 100 Tests. New Zealand hasn t played a Boxing Day Test in Australia since the 1980s, so there are quite a few things I would like to hang around for. At the same time, you don t want to do just that and want to be playing an active role in the team. I still have a desire to go on, so no date or timeframe yet, Taylor, who has played 90 Tests and scored 6523 runs at an average of 45.93, explained. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/craig-mcmillan-to-step-down-as-new-zealand-batting-coach-after-world-cup-801923">Craig McMillan to step down as New Zealand batting coach after World Cup</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p> The day you are satisfied is the day you need to retire. There are still things I would like to achieve. I joke a little bit that I am old because I am the oldest in this team. But I still feel young and have still got a few years to contribute to New Zealand cricket. I love playing for my country and I feel I can still get better as a player. The day I don t feel that I will have to retire. I want to score a few more runs and wins, and give my best.