Ross Taylor to drop third Test as New Zealand name unchanged team


Player Ross Taylor has been eliminated from the third and final Test match that will be held against South Africa in Hamilton starting from today.

Taylor did not play in the second test match in Wellington due to low grade muscle injury and his team lost the match by eight wickets against the opponent team.

On Sunday, Craig McMillan, New Zealand’s coach stated that they are in no rush to obtain the veteran batsman in the team even as they planned to finish their matches on a high with a series-levelling win.

South African team has chosen offspinner Dane Piedt for the final Test that will take place at Seddon Park. On the other hand, New Zealand hasn’t included any extra spinner in the squad. In the third test, New Zealand is likely to play two spinners in the third Test.

Player Trent Boult is till now a work in development with his position in the final XI remaining uncertain. The reports revealed that if he will get better then he might replace Neil Wagner or Colin de Grandhomme in the team.

“We have confidence in them, we think they are the best gathering of test cricketers in the nation,” Gavin Larsen, the national selector attested. “There’s a considerable measure of work that needs to happen amongst now and the main ball. We require more runs and the knocking down some pins should be cleaned up in a general sense.

“We need to see more noteworthy battle, which is a sign of the great Black Caps groups and we’ve seen a considerable measure of that in the last a few years.”