New Zealand cricket captain Ross Taylor is a doubtful
starter for the upcoming one-day series against South Africa as
he battles back from the calf injury he sustained in the
one-off test with Zimbabwe.
He was initially ruled out of the three-match Twenty20 series
with the Proteas, which starts in Wellington tonight, but
he's not prepared to risk the calf in the one-day series if
it's not right because his priority is next month's three
"I'm back running slowly,'' Taylor told Radio Sport.
"Everything's going to plan.
"When the physio told me four to six weeks, I automatically
thought four weeks. We'll just see how it goes but I won't be
pushing myself. If I'm not quite ready, I'll just have to
miss out on the one-dayers.''
Brendon McCullum has been leading the team in Taylor's
absence and helped them to wins in the test, three one-dayers
and two Twenty20 internationals against Zimbabwe. Taylor said
the team was doing well in his absence and he was better off
resting the niggly calf for an extra 10 days.