Ross Taylor to be available to face England

Last updated 23:28 10/01/2013
Ross Taylor
Getty Images
READY TO RETURN: Former New Zealand captain Ross Taylor.

Relevant offers

Cricket

Brendon McCullum stars in the field in his 100th IPL match New Zealand to benefit from overhaul of world cricket financial model Zafar Ansari retires to pursue career outside of cricket Black Cap Doug Bracewell pleads guilty to drink-driving Big Bash or bust for Nine in face of falling popularity in cricket on TV Unseasonal snow forces play to be abandoned in English county cricket second XI match Australia's Channel Nine urged to step away from cricket broadcasting Pakistan take series lead with victory in the first test against West Indies Brian Lara suggests end to test draws to revive crowds Neil Wagner and Essex teammates show sportsmanship in withdrawing run-out appeal

Former Black Caps' captain Ross Taylor has taken to Twitter to confirm his availability for the upcoming home series against England.

"All the best to the @BLACKCAPS for the second test. Looking forward to working my way back for the home series against England," he told followers.

Taylor made himself unavailable for the tour of South Africa following his controversial axing as skipper in December.

He was replaced by Brendon McCullum on the advice of coach Mike Hesson.

Hesson and New Zealand Cricket later claimed Taylor could have stayed on as test captain, but Taylor refuted that, saying Hesson had made it clear he wanted McCullum to take over in all three forms of the game.

New Zealand fans will be relieved to see their most consistent batsman back in the middle order after the Black Caps were bowled out for just 45 in the first innings of the first test against the Proteas.

New Zealand will play England in three Twenty20s, three ODIs and three tests starting on February 9.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content