Ross Taylor ruled out of first ODI against Bangladesh; Mark Chapman called up as cover

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The match in Dunedin will be the first ODI since 2014 where New Zealand have not had Taylor or Kane Williamson

Ross Taylor will miss the opening ODI against Bangladesh due to a hamstring injury with opens the door for New Zealand to field two debutants in their batting line-up in Dunedin.

Taylor, who is New Zealand’s leading run-scorer in ODIs, will remain with the squad and it is hoped he will recover to play the final two matches.

Mark Chapman has been called into the squad as cover for Taylor although his absence will most likely mean first caps for Devon Conway and Will Young. Conway was already favoured to make the XI in the absence of Kane Williamson and Young would now appear set to replace Taylor.

The opening game of the series will be the first ODI since 2014 where New Zealand have had neither Williamson or Taylor in the XI.

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