Taylor to return for Tigers Test series


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.