Blackcaps v India: Retirement still a dirty word for test match centurion Ross Taylor

New Zealand's Ross Taylor has no intention of winding down his international career, as he nears his 36th birthday.

The former Blackcaps skipper will celebrate his 100th test in this week's series opener against India, but he's still eyeing records, not retirement.

Taylor became the leading Kiwi run-scorer in tests, when he surpassed Stephen Fleming's career tally of 7172 against Australia last month in Sydney.

In front of home fans on Friday in Wellington, he will become the nation's fourth cricketer to play 100 tests, after Fleming, Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum.

He will also become the first to reach the milestone in all three formats.

Far from seeing the finish-line for his career, Taylor says he has been urged to reset his goals in a congratulatory call from former Blackcaps test opener and coach John Wright.

"He said it was a nice time to relax, but at the same time, nice to rejig those goals," Taylor told Stuff.

"Give yourself something to chase - goals aren't everything, but they're a nice reminder when your mind is going in different directions, to bring you back on track and give you a focus."

Taylor says he's keen to be in the frame for New Zealand's bid for a maiden T20 World Cup title from October in Australia.

Ross Taylor will become the first to play 100 matches for NZ in all three cricket formats.
Ross Taylor will become the first to play 100 matches for NZ in all three cricket formats. Photo credit: Getty

He also does not rule out the 2023 one-day World Cup in India, after playing in the heartbreaking defeat to hosts England in last year's title decider.

"First and foremost, I want to get to next year - the Twenty20 World Cup and then the home summer - and then I'll have a good idea on how I'm placed at the end of next summer.

"Whether there is still a drive, whether I'm good enough, whether I'm fit enough and whether I deserve my spot in the side... If I can tick all those, then definitely 2023 is an option."

Basin Reserve will provide a party atmosphere for Taylor on Friday, with New Zealand Cricket offering dozens of free tickets for his extended family on the weekend of his sister's wedding.