ICC WTC Final: New Zealand’s Ross Taylor gives update on calf injury

ICC WTC Final: New Zealand's Ross Taylor gives update on calf injury
ICC WTC Final: New Zealand's Ross Taylor gives update on calf injury

ICC WTC Final: New Zealand’s Ross Taylor gives an update on calf injury- Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor, who recently suffered a calf strain during the Black Caps’ training at their high-performance centre at Lincoln earlier this month, gave an update on his injury. Taylor feels that he can make a comeback into the side ahead of the two-Test series against hosts England and the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India.

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“Obviously you don’t want to have those little niggles and this [calf] niggle came about trying to get the hamstring right. Its part and parcel of being an international cricketer,” Taylor told cricinfo.com. Kiwis will take on England at Lord’s in the first Test from June 2. After the Test series, the side will take on Virat Kohli’s Team India in the final of WTC at Southampton from June 18.

Ross along with Tim Southee, BJ Watling and Neil Wagner depart for the UK on Monday.

“More is made of it when you get older. If you get a calf or a hamstring injury at 32, nothing’s made of it, but when you’re 37, there are a few more headlines, but it is what it is, and I’m comfortable with where I’m at,” added Taylor.

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Taylor is relishing the opportunity to dominate in England, where, on his maiden international assignment in 2008, he smashed an unbeaten 154 against the hosts in the Test at Manchester.

“[A] hundred-odd Tests later, [England is] still a great place to play cricket — probably one of the best tours to go on. Obviously being in a bubble is going to be a bit strange. Thirteen years ago, fond memories of that tour and still to date one of the best innings I’ve played in Manchester in the second Test,” he said.