Taylor is by far the best New Zealand batsman, says Brendon McCullum – Cricket News Update

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Taylor is by far the best New Zealand batsman, says – Cricket News Update
New Zealand’s newly appointed captain, Brendon McCullum, has said that his side needs Ross Taylor’s services in international cricket and admitted that the middle-order batsman is the country’s best player at the present moment.
The wicketkeeper/batsman replaced as the Kiwi skipper in all three formats of the game, after the latter’s refusal to accept the split-captaincy offer.
Disheartened by the treatment of the, weakening the team’s batting line-up, which is already struggling without Jesse
Ryder, the left-handed top-order batsman, who is currently on an indefinite break from international cricket.
McCullum wants his two senior batsmen to return to international cricket but wants Ryder to take his time and come back when he can consistently play for the country.
“I guess you think of the person first and, once we get Jesse back down the track, we'll know that we'll get consistent long-term success from him rather than him coming back a little bit too early,” said the New Zealand captain.
The Kiwi skipper was all praise for Taylor’s abilities as a world-class player but understands that the middle-order batsman needs some time to recover from the shocks of losing captaincy in the way he did.
“He [Taylor] needs a bit of space at the moment. He's going through a very tough time and my thoughts and the team's thoughts are with him,” McCullum expressed. “It's similar to Jesse. When he's good and ready to come back into the
team, it would be great to have him. Again, he's obviously a world-class player and by far our best batsman as well.”
With more than seven thousand runs at the highest stage of the game and 14 international centuries, Taylor is without doubt the best Kiwi batsman. A number of sporting analysts are of the opinion that his absence is going to hamper
the Black Caps’ chances against South Africa, who are currently on top of their game, having thrashed in the recently-concluded Test series.
New Zealand’s tour of South Africa officially begins from December 21, with the first T20 at Durban.



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