New Zealand vs South Africa: Injured Ross Taylor to miss 2nd Test, Neil Broom named as replacement

Dunedin: Injured New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has been ruled out of the second Test against South Africa which starts in Wellington on Thursday and there is a question mark over Trent Boult.

Taylor suffered a calf tear early in his first innings of the first Test in Dunedin and a team spokesman confirmed on Sunday he would definitely miss Wellington.

File photo of Ross Taylor. AFP

File photo of Ross Taylor. AFP

Whether he played in the third and final Test in Hamilton the following week would depend on his rate of recovery.

Bowling spearhead Boult, who suffered a leg injury in Dunedin, was continuing to undergo treatment with no decision on his future availability, the spokesman said.

Out of the possible replacement, Neil Broom has been named as Taylor's replacement for the second Test.

Meanwhile, Boult, who left the field with a sore hip/groin on Saturday, will travel with the team to Wellington with hopes he will recover in time for the match.

The first Test, meanwhile, appeared destined to be a draw as rain prevented any chance on the final morning.

At stumps on day four, South Africa were 224 for six, to lead by 191 runs.


Published Date: Mar 12, 2017 04:31 pm | Updated Date: Mar 12, 2017 04:31 pm