26 Oct 2013

McCullum and Taylor to come home early

9:34 am on 26 October 2013

New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum and batsman Ross Taylor will return home after the current tour of Bangladesh, skipping the limited overs series in Sri Lanka next month to prepare for the West Indies test series.

Wellington Firebirds wicketkeeper/batsman Luke Ronchi and Otago Volts bowler Ian Butler will join the Black Caps squad in Sri Lanka, while Kane Williamson will captain the team in McCullum's absence.

The test series in Bangladesh was drawn after rain meant no chance of play on the final day of the second test in Dhaka.