Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has announced his comeback to professional cricket after a brief period. Taylor retired from International cricket earlier this year and has since then been out of action for a while. His return to professional cricket will definitely turn out to be a significant boom for Central Districts.
Ross Taylor will feature in the Central Districts inaugural fixture at the Ford Trophy against Otago. Interestingly, Taylor will represent Central Districts for the 20th straight season and has been consistently representing his only side in the domestic circuit.
Ross Taylor has been one of the most illuminated and versatile batsmen in the history of New Zealand cricket. He had one of the most fascinating One-Day International and Test careers for New Zealand. Taylor has also ascended the throne for the Kiwi captaincy multiple times in his decorated career.
Ross Taylor was Central Districts Top Run-Scorer in the 2021 Domestic Season
Taylor had a fabulous domestic season for Central Districts in 2021. The team shall be more than delighted to have him as he scored 279 runs with a stellar average of 55.80 and a strike rate of 137.43 in the previous edition. He scored a couple of half-centuries and a brilliant 49-ball century against Wellington.
Taylor has started to get inclined to domestic and cash-rich T20 leagues. He also participated in the recently concluded Road Safety World Series 2022 in India. Taylor’s inclusion in the side will truly boost the morale of the youngsters as they will aim to gain expertise from Ross.
Notably, amateur batsman, Will Young has been commanded with Central Districts captaincy. Regular skipper Tom Bruce has been given rest and he shall return to take over the captaincy before the Super Smash tournament and the next part of the Ford Trophy 2022.
Central Districts Squad for the Ford Trophy 2022:
Will Young (capt), Doug Bracewell, Tom Bruce, Josh Clarkson, Dane Cleaver (wk), Jayden Lennox, Ajaz Patel, Ray Toole, Brett Randell, Seth Rance, Brad Schmulian, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner