Ross Taylor confident of full fitness for ICC World T20

Ross Taylor confident of full fitness for ICC World T20
Ross Taylor has scored 1165 runs from 68 T20Is for New Zealand.
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New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor stated that he is confident of being fully fit in time for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 tournament which will be played in India.

Taylor has been on the sidelines after suffering a side strain during the One-Day International series against Pakistan but has made a return in the Island of Origin clash in Wellington.

The 31-year-old played for the North Island and scored 26 runs off 16 balls, helping his team to a six-wicket win over South Island at the Basin Reserve.

Admitting that he felt a bit stiff in his return to domestic cricket, Taylor is confident that by the time the ICC World T20 starts, he will have recovered fully from his injury.

"It was good to get through that, but I'm confident it will get a lot better come the next couple of weeks.

"The physios tell me that it's good to stretch it out and over time it will loosen off.

"I'm sure by the time we play our first game, it's going to be 100 per cent." 

In the 2016 ICC World T20, New Zealand are drawn alongside Australia, India, Pakistan and the winner of the Group A in the qualifiers.

The Black Caps will first play two warm-up matches against Sri Lanka and England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 10th and 12th March respectively prior to the start of the mega-event.  

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