New Zealand will be unable to call upon fast bowler Adam Milne or experienced batsman Ross Taylor due to injury when they play South Africa in a three-match One-Day International series that begins next week.
Ross Taylor’s 10th One-Day International hundred and debutant fast bowler Matt Henry's four for 38 propelled New Zealand to an 87-run victory over India in the fifth and final game of the series in Wellington.
At stumps on day three of the third and final test in Hamilton New Zealand required a further 116 runs to beat the West Indies and take the series 2-0 after a dramatic evening session in which the tourists crumbled to just 103 all out
Batsman Ross Taylor has been named as the new captain of New Zealand as successor to Daniel Vettori, who stood down following the 2011 World Cup.
Taylor had been his vice-captain and was the unanimous choice of a selection panel which comprised Director of Cricket John Buchanan, Coach John Wright and Acting National Selection Manager Mark Greatbatch.
New Zealand vice-captain Ross Taylor has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after he enjoyed an excellent week at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.
Taylor, who has been leading his side after Daniel Vettori suffered a knee injury against Pakistan - the game in which Taylor smacked 131 not out in 124 balls to help the Black Caps take an impressive 110-run win.