Ross Taylor hints at making a comeback
Former New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor has hinted at returning to the sport during the upcoming home series against England. He has not been seen in action since he was stripped off the captaincy.
However, he has started training again and is hopeful of representing his side as a senior batsman soon. He wished his team the very best in a message on a social networking website.
All the best to the @BLACKCAPS for the second Test [against South Africa in Port Elizabeth]. Looking forward to working my way back for the home series against England,” Taylor said on Twitter. “Back into training and it’s going well. Can’t wait to get out
on the park with @CDStags on 24 January.”
The New Zealand cricket team are currently touring South Africa for a complete Test, ODI and T-20 series. They lost 2-1 in the shortest format of the game and did not start well in Tests too.
South Africa managed to win the first match of two-match Test series by a massive margin of an innings and 27 runs. They will now be looking to repeat a similar show in the final game at Port Elizabeth.
However, the tourists will be eying a comeback. They have got a chance of levelling the series, but things will not be easy for them at all, especially in the absence of Taylor, who is probably the best batsman in the side.
The veteran batsman might not have opted to be back in the side, had the New Zealand Cricket Board not apologised to him over the captaincy issue. He did not like the manner in which the entire matter was dealt with, thus decided to sit out of the South
New Zealand Cricket chairman Chris Moller stated, “The board has reviewed all aspects of the captaincy issue and wishes to publicly place on record its apologies to Ross Taylor and his family for the manner in which events have unfolded. Could we have done
things better? Absolutely.”
At the moment, wicketkeeper batsman Brendon McCullum is leading the Kiwis and he will be hoping for a turnaround pretty soon.