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.
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