It has been revealed that Ross Taylor, current captain of the New Zealand BLACKCAPS, was asked to resign from the captaincy by NZ coach Mike Hesson before the start of the two-test series vs Sri Lanka.
Ross Taylor is on 8th in the ICC test batting rankings and averages over 50 as a test captain. He has an extensive knowledge of the game, is gracious in defeat, and knows how to inspire his men to victory. He is constantly thinking, changing bowlers, field placings, and trying unorthodox fielding positions in order to create success as a fielding captain. He has only been at the job for a year. In that time he has made history on numerous occasions, broken records, scored hundreds, and is pulling New Zealand through one of the toughest periods that the players and fans have ever known.
Aggressive opening batsman Brendon McCullum is believed by some, including Hesson, to be the more suitable captain. With all due respect to McCullum and his talents, many loyal BLACKCAP fans disagree. To usurp Ross Taylor would result in a divided dressing-room, outrage from the fans, and could well result in Ross Taylor leaving the NZC structure completely and utterly.
Such a happening would be devestating to NZC. Ross Taylor is New Zealand's best batsman. Fans would divide. Many supporters would stop watching. For a promising summer (including hosting England for a tour) to be successful, we as the signed have one request.
Leave Ross Taylor as captain!
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Apii Rongo-Raea, New Zealand2 years ago Comments: Hes our best cricketer with the bat and the top '2 inches'. Get rid of those without the top 2inches in the hierachy including the coach? Put some people like Martin Crowe, Stephen Boock and Joseph Romanos in. What did Taylor do wrong? O is t coach a racist from the south?
Les Rocha, New Zealand2 years ago Comments: Why is Hesson taken so much taken by the McCullum brothers? Have they got a sister or is Hesson after their mother? Taylor should refuse to play for N.Z. until Hesson and White are removed. both these guys have done irrepairable damage to N.Z. cricket
Ian Smith, New Zealand2 years ago Comments: -
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