24 Nov 2016

Taylor cleared to play

7:11 am on 24 November 2016

The Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor has been cleared to play the second and final test against Pakistan in Hamilton which starts tomorrow, after seeing a second eye specialist.

The New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor celebrates scoring a double century.

Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Black Caps physiotherapist Tommy Simsek explained Taylor's left eye has a form of scarring and while needing attention, was not yet impacting on the 32-year-old's sight.

"Ross has a pterygium on his left eye, which is gradually getting bigger. Both the specialists he's seen in recent days have advised Ross still has 20/20 vision and Ross himself feels confident he is ready to play," said Simsek.

Taylor will require surgery following the test though, which will see him miss the upcoming Chappell Hadlee series in Australia.

"Ross will still need to undergo a medical procedure on his eye to remove the pterygium before it gets any larger. He'll have surgery following the test which rule him out of cricket for approximately four to six weeks."