Ross Taylor disappointed to be left out of T20I side
New Zealand may have whitewashed Bangladesh 3-0 in the T20I series but veteran batsman, Ross Taylor, was disappointed at being left out of the squad. The 32-year-old underwent eye surgery for a condition called pterygium, to remove the benign growth in his eyes and admits he can see better now.
Taylor, who is part of the Test series which starts on Thursday said: "I was disappointed to be out of the T20 side. 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."
He showed that he was in no discomfort from his surgery as he excelled on his return to action in the domestic T20 competition. "To answer it back with two 80s [in the Super Smash] was nice but at the same time it is nice to be back in Test cricket."
"I think my peripheral vision feels a little better," he revealed. "I went around to my manager's house and asked her if she bought a new fridge. She looked at me pretty strangely and said it has been around for the last 4-5 years. I don't know if it is a good or a bad thing."
Australian legend Michael Hussey has said young legspinner Adam Zampa reminds him of former Indian skipper and tweaker Anil Kumble. He did nor however, wish to compare the two as Zampa has just started his career.
"Kumble was a lot taller but not a big turner of the ball and had a lot of success bowling in that manner. Kumble is a legend of the game so it's a bit premature to compare the two, but the style of bowling is certainly very similar so you can make some comparisons there," Hussey was quoted as saying by the Cricket Australia website.
While Kumble bagged 619 wickets in his Test career, Zampa is yet to make his Test debut.