Ross Taylor dropped from New Zealand T20I squad

Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor of New Zealand. (Photo by Christopher Lee-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Ross Taylor has been left out of the T20 international squad for New Zealand in a bid to reduce the 32-year old’s workload in the grand scheme of things. However, this is also something that sees the Kiwis have one eye on the future as Tom Bruce roped into the side at Taylor’s expense. However, with Gavin Larsen also looking in terms of the overall context of the series, the fact is that they want to keep him fit for the home series against South Africa.

Luke Ronchi and Martin Guptill have also returned from injur while Gavin Larsen will be looking to Ross Taylor to counter the South African attack. “It’s a good chance for Ross to have a look at the South Africa bowling attack,” said selector Gavin Larsen.


Taylor also went on to speak about the same stating that he was indeed far from retired and was also someone who was looking to make an impact towards the end of his career as well.

“Not at this stage. You’re a long time retired. I’ve always enjoyed playing for my country and playing in all three formats so hopefully I’ve got a few years left in me and I’m good enough and can get selected,” Taylor told Radio Sport. “At the end of your career the T20 circuit is a bit easier on the body and a bit more time at home.”

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Twenty20: Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Tom Bruce, Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

ODI: Williamson (captain), Guptill, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Neil Broom, Neesham, Munro, de Grandhomme, Ronchi, Santner, Southee, Ferguson, Matt Henry, Boult.