Ross Taylor Sidelined From Second Test, Neil Broom Ready For His Test Debut

New Zealand middleorder batsman Neil Broom has been called into Black Caps squad for the second Test versus South Africa after batsman Ross Taylor was sidelined due to torn calf muscle, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Sunday.

The 33 years old batsman retired hurt in New Zealand's first innings of the first test while on eight, but returned at number 11 to support seamer Neil Wagner as the hosts eked out a 33-run lead.

The Test match ended in a draw after the final day was washed out due to heavy rain.

The former Derbyshire batsman Broom, who was recalled to the limited overs side late last year as a alternate for Taylor, will make his Test debut at the Basin Reserve.

Kiwis coach Mike Hesson said it was Broom's experience in 15-years of Domestic cricket that had given him the edge over other contenders for the spot.

Seamer Trent Boult, who left the field during Proteas second innings on Saturday with pain in his upper leg, would remain with the team and be monitored ahead of the game at the Basin Reserve starting on March 16.

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