Taylor to return for Tigers Test series

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Ross Taylor has been included in the New Zealand squad for the Test series against Bangladesh after recovering from eye surgery.

The former Blacks Caps captain has made back-to-back half-centuries for the Central Stags in New Zealand's domestic Twenty20 competition since undergoing a procedure to remove a growth on his eye.

Taylor was on Thursday named in a 13-man squad for two Tests against the Tigers - the first of which starts at Basin Reserve next Thursday.

Paceman Trent Boult returns after sitting out the second-Test victory against Pakistan in November due to a knee injury, while Doug Bracewell and Todd Astle miss out.

New Zealand selector Selector Gavin Larsen said: "It's great to have Ross back. He has a phenomenal record that speaks for itself and he's coming off a terrific hundred in his last Test [against Pakistan]

"He's obviously been an essential part of our Test side for a long time and brings invaluable experience and knowledge to the group."

 

New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson [captain], Trent Boult, Dean Brownlie, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Tom Latham,Henry Nicholls, Jeet Raval, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling.