Injured Ross Taylor to Miss ODI Series vs South Africa

Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson, Adam Mine and Tim Southee were missing from New Zealand XI's13-man squad for a warm-up ODI. All of them are nursing injuries. Southee is expected to regain fitness for all three ODIs vs South Africa

updated: October 18, 2014 12:31 IST
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Former New Zealand captain and star batsman Ross Taylor has been ruled out of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) home series against South Africa, starting Oct 21, due to a calf injury.

Taylor's left calf strain means he will miss all three matches - two scheduled for Mt Maunganui's Bay Oval Tuesday and Friday, and a third at Hamilton's Seddon Park Oct 27, according to New Zealand Cricket (NZC).

A 13-strong New Zealand XI, comprising established 'Black Caps' and a number of fringe World Cup contenders, had been named to contest a warm-up ODI against Ireland in Hamilton Saturday.

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