Ross Taylor returns to New Zealand squad for Tests against Bangladesh

Ross Taylor of New Zealand
Ross Taylor of New Zealand acknowledges scoring 100 runs during day four. (Photo by Dave Rowland/Getty Images)

32-year old senior New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has recovered from his eye problems and has made the cut for the New Zealand squad that will face up to the might of Bangladesh in the upcoming Test series. Taylor missed out on the Chappell-Hadlee series and also the limited overs series against Bangladesh.

Taylor’s return to the side is clearly marked by the fact that he is one of the most important players in the side. Moreover, the fact of the matter also sees his inclusion come at the expense of Neil Broom. The latter suffered a broken finger sometime back, meaning that he cannot take further part in the series.


Moreover, the fortune as far as Ross Taylor is concerned is the fact that he has had a successful eye surgery and that he has also been in impressive form of late. New Zealand selector Gavin Larsen also went on to state his happiness following the selection of Taylor on the side.

“It’s great to have Ross back. He has a phenomenal record that speaks for itself and he’s coming off a terrific hundred in his last test.

Larsen also went on to add that it was clearly an important aspect of the game that he was back to his full fitness and also the invaluable experience he brings to the side. “He’s obviously been an essential part of our test side for a long time and brings invaluable experience and knowledge to the group.”

Henry Nicholls retains his place in the side while Dean Brownlie comes in for Martin Guptill who has been dropped.

New Zealand squad for the two tests against Bangladesh: Kane Williamson (captain), Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Dean Brownlie, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.