21 Jun 2011

New Zealand Cricket name new Black Caps captain

3:46 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's 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 side for the past year replacing McCullum who lost job amid suggestions he was a bad influence on younger members of the side.

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