NZCityt – Star New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has failed a fitness test and will not play against England in the deciding one-day cricket international in Christchurch.

Summary

  • Star New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has failed a fitness test and will not play against England in the deciding one-day cricket international in Christchurch.
  • The 34-year-old, who carved a match-winning 181 not out in the fourth match in Dunedin on Wednesday, injured his quadricep while batting in that match.
  • On Saturday morning, Taylor was only able to run at 70 per cent without discomfort.
  • “After discussion between Taylor and medical staff, a joint decision was made that he would not be able to play in the deciding match [as he] would be at high risk of significantly aggravating the injury ahead of the upcoming test series,” a statement from NZ Cricket said.

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