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NZ batsman Ross Taylor suffers grade one calf strain

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Tuesday, 4 May 2021 (17:22 IST)
Auckland: New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has suffered a grade one muscle strain in his left calf ahead of next month’s England tour, the country’s governing body (NZC) said on Tuesday.

Taylor, who missed the first two ODIs against Bangladesh in March with a left hamstring injury, picked up the calf injury during the training camp in Lincoln on Monday.

The 37-year-old played six deliveries in the nets at the High Performance Centre before limping away.

“An MRI scan has confirmed a grade-one muscle strain to Ross Taylor’s left calf,” NZC tweeted.

“He sustained the injury on the first day of camp and will stay with the team to help rehabilitate the injury.

Taylor will then look to return to batting and running next week before flying to England,” it added.

The New Zealand team is scheduled to fly over to England in the middle of May to play a two-Test series against England starting June 2.

Following the Test series, Black Caps will play World Test Championship final against India in Southampton from June 18. (UNI)

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