Taylor suffers injury again ahead of England tour
New Zealand veteran cricketer has suffered a grade one strain in his left calf ahead of England tour. So, it has been a concern as the team will leave for England in a few days.
Taylor could not play the first two ODIs against Bangladesh in the last series of the team due to hamstring injury. Later he came back fully fit in the third match. So, the 37-year old batsman has been added for the tour of England.
The tour preparation camp has started at the High Performance Center in Lincoln. Taylor injured his left leg in the first practice session. He played only six balls in the net before leaving the field.
Taylor will continue the rehabilitation process with the team, New Zealand Cricket said in a statement on Tuesday. “Taylor will return to batting and running next week before linking up with the Test squad ahead of their departure for England next weekend,” a NZC statement said.
New Zealand will tour England in the middle of this month. The two-match Test series will start on June 2. The team will then play the final of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) against India in Southampton.
New Zealand coach Gary Stead said Taylor would stay with the team even if he did not recover quickly. “You are always worried when any injuries happen, but someone of Ross’s standing and calibre as a Test player, you always have a little bit of a concern,” he told reporters. “Fingers-crossed… everything is good and we still have time on our side, but we’ll just have to wait and see what the medical team say,” he added.