New Zealand mainstay Ross Taylor has gone on to express his displeasure at being left out of the recently completed T20 matches against Bangladesh. “I was disappointed to be out of the T20 side,” Taylor said.
“I love playing all formats for my country and to get the call on Boxing Day was disappointing. You’ve got to respect the selectors’ decision. To answer it back with two 80s was nice but at the same time it is nice to be back in Test cricket.” The hard hitting batsman was talking about his innings’ in the domestic Super Smash league.
Ross Taylor was also not allowed by New Zealand Cricket to play in the on-going Big Bash League due to their play-travel rule. The right hander had applied to play for the Melbourne Renegades who are currently struggling in the competition.
“It would have been nice to play in front of 70-odd thousand in the Melbourne derby but New Zealand Cricket have got their protocols on play-travel and you’ve got to respect that,” said Taylor.
Taylor revealed that while New Zealand coach Mike Hesson was happy to let him go to Australia but NZC CEO David White didn’t allow him. “Hess was all for me going but David had other reasons,” Taylor said. “He didn’t want me to go with the play-travel rule, and he didn’t think it was a good idea with such a big summer ahead. I had a chat with him. He had his reasons. As it worked out I probably wouldn’t have played anyway, with the side strain. It is what it is.”
Taylor picked up the injury during the Super Smash but has fully recovered now. The batsman had undergone an eye surgery recently and got operated on a benign growth on the eye.