Taylor fit for tests - may sneak in for last ODI
Wed, 11 Jul 2012 6:49p.m.
There's good and bad news for the BlackCaps as they seek to end a horror run of results on their tour of the West Indies.
Brendon McCullum has arrived in Saint Kitts but is unlikely to be called on for tomorrow's third one dayer
But there's good news on Ross Taylor's injured shoulder.
Ten days ago, an injured AC. joint threatened to rule Taylor out of the tour.
Now he's expected to return for the tests and could appear in the final one dayer next Tuesday
“Yeah it was my first net against quicks i had spinners yesterday and it was nice to get out there it was a little bit better today still a bit of pain there,” says Taylor.
Taylor and the BlackCaps have endured a painful start to the tour - a run of four straight defeats.
While McCullum's answered an SOS, coach John Wright's signalled he won't be rushed straight into the side with Kane Williamson set to retain the captaincy for tomorrow's third one dayer.
“The players respect him he's got a good cricket brain and the way he batted in the last game showed what a mature player he is. Hopefully he can continue that form with the bat and hopefully everyone can rally around him and give him that first win which will give him a lot of confidence.
To do that, they need to stop Chris Gayle - who's scored 326 runs over 4 innings.
Wright's hinted New Zealand's struggles against Gayle could see a change in the bowling ranks, with Tarun Nethula or Nathan McCullum tipped to make way for left arm paceman Trent Boult.
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