The New Zealand Great, Ross Taylor, spoke to NZC about the upcoming exciting schedule of New Zealand team especially, the Inaugural ICC WTC Final. READ MORE Watch: Virat Kohli returns to Mumbai after the postponement of IPL 2021
The 37-year old has suffered a grade one calf strain ahead of the England tour after playing six deliveries in the nets at the High-Performance Centre in Lincoln before limping away. However, the earlier spoke about it and reckoned he will be fine.
“Taylor will return to batting and running next week before linking up with the Test squad ahead of their departure for England next weekend,” an NZC statement said.
Taylor said its been while since the Blackcaps played in England and it cpudn not get better than Lords.
“We have played two World Cup finals in 15 and 19, and here back at Lords again, hopefully, NZ will become first Inaugural champions of the world.” Ross Taylor said.
Gary Stead, New Zealand’s coach, admitted that the injury to Taylor was a bit of a concern. “You are always worried when any injuries happen, but someone of Ross’s standing and caliber 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 site, but we’ll just have to wait and see what the medical team says,” he added.
New Zealand squad has moved to England for the upcoming 2-match series against England which will commence from June 1. The Series is meant to end on June 15 and after a 3 day break. However, Kane Willaimson and few others will join the team soon.
Kiwis would be playing the Inaugural ICC World Test Championship Final at Southampton against India on June 18.