Cricket-Taylor ruled out of third South Africa test, Boult possible


WELLINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) - New Zealand batsman Ross
Taylor has failed to recover from a calf injury and been ruled
out of the third test against South Africa, though frontline
pace bowler Trent Boult is looking likely to play, selector
Gavin Larsen said on Monday.
    Boult (upper leg) and Taylor (calf) were injured in the
drawn first test in Dunedin and missed the eight-wicket second
test defeat to the Proteas at the Basin Reserve, which ended
inside three days on Saturday.
    Despite the humiliating defeat, Larsen said the squad would
remain unchanged for the final game of the three-match series at
Seddon Park in Hamilton, which starts on Saturday.
    "We've decided to go with the same unit," Larsen told
reporters in Wellington on Monday.
    "We've got 100 percent faith in the fact we think we've got
the best group of test cricketers in the country and we've got a
test match to win in Hamilton."
    The Seddon Park wicket is expected to take turn, with
left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner likely to replace either of
the all-rounders Jimmy Neesham or Colin de Grandhomme in the
    New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Latham,
Jeet Raval, Neil Broom, Henry Nicholls, Jimmy Neesham, BJ
Watling, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee,
Jeetan Patel, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Matt Henry.

 (Reporting by Greg Stutchbury, editing by Pritha Sarkar)
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