Florida: New Zealand captain Ross Taylor has been ruled out of Sunday's Twenty20 against West Indies in Florida with a shoulder injury, which is likely to keep him out of early part of the one-day series that begins on July 5 as well. Left-arm spinner Ronnie Hira, too, has also been ruled out of the second Twenty20, after dislocating his finger during Saturday's game.
"Unfortunately, Ross sustained a grade two injury to his left AC joint during the game [on Saturday]," New Zealand physio, Paul Close, said. "It was confirmed by the x-ray and MRI scan completed at the hospital. At this stage the injury looks like it will exclude him from selection for tomorrow's match and for the first part of the ODI series."
New Zealand are yet to name a stand-in captain. The regular vice-captain, Brendon McCullum, has been rested for the limited-overs leg of the Caribbean tour.