Before the tour of England, the New Zealand team suffered a big blow, this veteran batsman got injured.
Wellington: New Zealand veteran and veteran batsman Ross Taylor has been injured before the tour of England. He suffered an injury during practice at the High Performance Center in Lincoln and New Zealand Cricket confirmed his grade one calf stretch. New Zealand Cricket said in a statement that Taylor would return to batting and running before leaving for England next week and joining the Test team. Meanwhile, New Zealand coach Gary Stade has admitted that Taylor's injury is a bit worrying.
He said that you are always worried about the injury, but Ross Taylor, who is your most important Test player, if you get hurt then the problem becomes even more for you. We are praying that everything be done right. We have time now, but we will have to wait for the report of our medical team. It is noteworthy that earlier in the two-match ODI series against Bangladesh, Ross Taylor had to be ruled out due to injury.
New Zealand is scheduled to leave for a tour of England in mid-May, where it will play a Test series against the hosts from June 2 and will then play the final of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) against India at Southampton. New Zealand has announced its 20-man squad for the Test series against England, which will become 15 members for the WTC final. Key New Zealand players Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner and Kyle Jamieson are understood to be out of the first Test due to the quarantine rule.