10 Jan 2017

Taylor confident in eye ahead of first Test

5:26 pm on 10 January 2017

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor is confident his eye is in good enough shape for him to take on the Bangladesh bowlers in their first cricket Test in Wellington this week

The Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor of  cuts late for his century during Day 3 of the second test.

Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Taylor missed the one day and Twenty20 series' to have a growth on his eye removed.

He rejoined his Central Stags team in the late stages of the domestic T20 competition, where they finished runner up to Wellington last week.

Taylor said he feels he's seeing well enough to jump straight back into the international fold.

"I'm confident in it, I think it's still getting better each week and I think it'll continually get better over the next couple of months," he said.

"But no, it's nice to have a bit of a hit out for [Central Districts] in the SuperSmash and...two 80s I was happy with and you know, a couple of fumbles in the outfield but I don't know if that was due to eyes or whether it was just a bit of rustiness.

"I think my peripheral vision feels a little bit better and I went round to my managers house and asked if she had bought a new fridge and she looked at me pretty strangely and said 'no it's been the same one for four or five years' - so don't know if that's a good or a bad thing."

The two Test series begins at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Thursday,