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Ross Taylor returns to New Zealand squad for Bangladesh Tests

Ross Taylor recently underwent an eye surgery
Ross Taylor recently underwent an eye surgery
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Senior batsman Ross Taylor has made a return to the New Zealand Test squad for the upcoming Test series against Bangladesh which kicks-off on 12th January.

The 32-year-old slammed a century in his last appearance for New Zealand which came in the second Test against Pakistan following which an eye surgery forced him to miss the One-Day International series against Australia and the limited overs series against Bangladesh.

Taylor is also fresh from knocks of unbeaten 82 and 80 for Central Districts in the two Twenty20 games in New Plymouth that was played in the last week of December.

Also returning to the squad is Trent Boult, who missed the second game against Pakistan with a knee discomfort. Boult will take the place of Doug Bracewell in the squad while Todd Astle has also been dropped.

Dean Brownlie has managed to retain his place in the squad while Jeet Raval and Colin de Grandhomme will be hoping to build on from their impressive series against Pakistan.

New Zealand Test squad:

Kane Williamson (captain), Trent Boult, Dean Brownlie, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Jeet Raval, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling (wk)

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