14 Feb 2014

Taylor to miss second test

11:23 am on 14 February 2014

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has been ruled out of the second cricket Test against India in Wellington as he awaits the birth of his second child.

The Black Caps' form batsman of the summer has been replaced in the playing XI by debutant Tom Latham.

There is one other change to the line-up with all-rounder Jimmy Neesham named to make his debut in place of spinner Ish Sodhi.

New Zealand have a 1-0 lead in the series and need at least a draw to ensure a series win.