Taylor out of Africa tour with groin injury
Ross Taylor has been ruled out of New Zealand's tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa after undergoing minor surgery for a groin injury. Taylor suffered a blow to the groin during training a day before the third ODI in Harare and will miss the remaining two matches against Zimbabwe, as well as the following two T20Is and three ODIs against South Africa.
A New Zealand Cricket release stated that with 16 players in the squad, no replacement will be required for Taylor. James Neesham took the batsman's place in the New Zealand XI for the third ODI against Zimbabwe.