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Injured Ross Taylor to miss Pakistan, Australia ODIs

Injured Ross Taylor to miss Pakistan, Australia ODIs
Ross Taylor sustained the injury during a net session ahead of the final T20I against Pakistan.
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New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has suffered a side strain and will miss the upcoming One-Day International series against Pakistan and Australia.

Taylor, who retired hurt in the third Twenty20 International against Pakistan underwent MRI scans to assess his injury which revealed an oblique side strain to his left side.

Before the results of the scan were out, New Zealand coach Mike Hesson was hoping that the injury to Taylor will not be a major setback for the team.

“He is getting an MRI, unfortunately.

“We are hopeful, but we are still little bit in doubt.

“He’s certainly in a little bit of discomfort.

“Those things can be minor, or they can be significantly worse.

“We’ve got some pretty important cricket out so it’s pretty important” 

Hesson also revealed that Taylor suffered the injury in a net session two days ago but he was cleared to play the third T20I against Pakistan which New Zealand won by 95-runs to take the series 2-1.

New Zealand selector Gavin Larsen further added that there is a chance that Taylor can recover in time to play the two-match Test series against Australia in February.

“There is a level of hope.

“It’s not great news but we’re hopeful we’ll be able to get Ross back on the park for the Tests.

“We’ll work through that on a day by day basis.”

The three-match ODI series against Pakistan gets underway with the first game on 25th January in Wellington while the contest against Australia begins on 3rd February in Auckland.

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