May 11, 2021

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New Zealand suffer from fear of Taylor’s injuries ahead of England tour

Ross Taylor had been a cog in the wheel at fourth in the New Zealand batting roster.
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Wellington: New Zealand’s preparation for their tour of England suffered a jolt on Monday when veteran drummer Ross Taylor sustained a calf injury on the opening day of his training camp in Lincoln.

Taylor, who missed the first two one-day internationals against Bangladesh in March with a left hamstring injury, left the net session and went for a scan, reported the www.stuff. quoting a spokesperson for the team.

“You’re still worried about injuries that occur, but someone of Ross’s reputation and caliber as a test player, you have a little worry,” said coach Gary Stead.

“Fingers crossed, everything is fine, and we still have some time on our side, but we’ll wait and see what the medical team say about it.” Taylor has gone 14 scoreless innings but the 37-year-old would retain his number four at-bat in England provided he stays fit and available.

“Ross has a great testing record behind him and we want Ross Taylor to play on our test team,” said Stead.

New Zealand have two three-day camps scheduled before leaving to play a two-test series against England next month and the first World Test Championship final against India in Southampton from June 18.