Taylor ruled out, Williamson to return for NZ

New Zealand were handed some mixed news on the injury front ahead of their third one-day international against England.

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor   -  Getty Images

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has been ruled out of the third one-day international against England, while captain Kane Williamson will return.

Taylor hurt his quad during the second ODI, which England won to level the five-match series at 1-1, on Wednesday.

After training on Friday, New Zealand announced Taylor would miss the third game in Wellington on Saturday before being assessed.

However, there was some good news for the Black Caps.

Williamson – who missed the second ODI due to a hamstring injury – passed a fitness test and is available.