21 Jun 2011

New Black Caps captain named

3:30 pm on 21 June 2011

Ross Taylor has been appointed as New Zealand Cricket captain, replacing Dan Vettori who stepped down from role after the World Cup earlier this year.

Taylor, who has played 30 tests and over 100 one-day internationals, edged out wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum who was also interviewed for the role.

Taylor has been vice-captain of the Black Caps for the past year, replacing McCullum who lost the job amid suggestions he was a bad influence on younger members of the side.

Taylor says he has learnt a lot from Vettori and is confident he's ready to take on the top job role.