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Ross Taylor aims for a return in Australian series

Ross Taylor aims for a return in Australian series
Ross Taylor hopes to make a comeback to the New Zealand team in their tour of Australia later this year.
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New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor, who missed out on his team's ongoing tour of South Africa due to a groin injury, is setting himself up for a comeback during the series against Australia in October this year.

Reflecting on his injury, Taylor explained about his horror experience that has seen him go through testicular surgery.

Despite the setback, Taylor has managed to stay positive and is optimistic of making a speedy return to the side.

"Any time you get hit on the box, or in my case missing the box, there's always a bit of pain,” said Taylor.

“I've just got to make sure that I don't get hit again and I should be fine.

“There's not a lot of cricket on now so the focus is getting ready for the series in Australia."

Taylor suffered the injury in the nets while facing leg-spinner Ish Sodhi prior to the third One-Day International against Zimbabwe in Harare.

The injury turned out to be so severe that the right-hander was forced to subsequently miss the ODI as well as the entire tour of South Africa.

Although Taylor was initially ruled out for three months, the latest update on his recovery is that the batsman will be available a month in advance for the tour game against Prime Minister’s XI in Canberra.

New Zealand’s tour of Australia will feature three Tests including the much awaited inaugural day-night Test in Adelaide that will feature a pink ball for the first time.

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