BlackCaps shrug off Taylor doubts
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 6:48p.m.
By Andrew Gourdie
Daniel Vettori will see a specialist tomorrow over an Achilles injury he says is likely to rule him out of the BlackCaps' tour to Sri Lanka later this month.
Meanwhile, the team returned home following their exit from the world Twenty20 in Sri Lanka today and were quickly forced to quash speculation surrounding skipper Ross Taylor.
The future of Taylor as captain was called into question last week after new coach Mike Hesson offered a curious response when asked whether the BlackCaps might consider different captains for different forms of the game.
He said: "All I can say is that Ross Taylor is the captain of the BlackCaps and that's a board decision".
“I don't think it detracted from anything,” says Taylor. “I guess, as I said before, we're working on our relationship and we're pretty happy with how things are going.”
New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White has offered the board's support, while Taylor's teammates have also backed the skipper, who has improved his performance with the bat across all three forms of the game since taking over the reigns last year.
“I think that’s what guys look at, or that's what I look at personally, I think that's been pretty impressive so far,” says Vettori.
And that's the heavyweight support Taylor needs ahead of a tough return trip to Sri Lanka at the end of the month.
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