Ross Taylor rejoins New Zealand team ahead of England series

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 07, 2013 07:34 hrs

Wellington, New Zealand: Bitterness created by the sacking of captain Ross Taylor seems likely to follow the New Zealand cricket team into its demanding home series against England beginning on Saturday.

Taylor rejoined the New Zealand team in Auckland on Thursday as it prepares for the first of three Twenty20 internationals against England; to be followed by three one-dayers and three Test matches.

While he sought to be diplomatic, Taylor's first comments to reporters suggested many of the issues created by his sacking late last year remain unresolved and that the New Zealand team may be divided as it faces a testing series.

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