NZ’s Taylor fit for first Test

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 22 Mar 2018 10:58:41



 

AUCKLAND, 

NEW Zealand received a boost on the eve of the first Test against England at Auckland’s Eden Park, with confirmation senior batsman Ross Taylor is fit to play.Taylor, who has a Test average of 48.04, had been battling a groin injury and a stomach bug but captain Kane Williamson said he had completed a full training session without problem.
“He’s good to go so that’s great news for us,” Williamson said.“Roscoe has played beautifully every time he’s walked out to the crease, the calmness at the crease, the confidence.
“It’s reflected in how much success he’s had this year. It’s important for us as a team that he’s there.”The clash will be the ninth day-night Test and the first to be played in New Zealand.Williamson described it as a “slightly unique and an exciting opportunity”, but did not want to over-think the possible pitfalls of heading into the unknown.“There is probably a danger of over complicating some of the finer parts of the pink-ball game,” he said.