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Bangladesh plot ‘miserable’ send-off for NZ stalwart Taylor

Former captain Taylor will play his last Tests in the home
series against Bangladesh before wrapping up his international limited-overs
career against Australia and the Netherlands over the home summer.

“We know he’s a quality player and a lot of bowlers will
be glad to not have to bowl to him any more,” Domingo told reporters on
Friday.

“We want to try to make sure he doesn’t have a great
send-off — we want to make sure his send-off is as miserable as
possible.”

Taylor is New Zealand’s highest run-scorer in both tests
(7,584) and one-day internationals (8,581) and Domingo expects the 37-year-old
will want to go out in a blaze of glory.

“We know we have to bowl well to get him out these next
couple of weeks because he’ll be determined to finish off well,” the coach
said.

“Every quality player wants to finish their career on a
high and leave on their own accord, so I’m sure he’ll be up for putting some
big scores up over these next couple of weeks.”

World test champions New Zealand are without regular captain
Kane Williamson, who is nursing a nagging elbow injury, and Tom Latham has been
put in charge.

They will welcome back fast bowlers Trent Boult and Neil
Wagner but Latham said they were yet to make a call on whether to play Rachin
Ravindran or Daryl Mitchell.

“We will make the decision on the all-rounder spot
tomorrow,” Latham said.

“We will have five batters up-front and the four seamers
that have done really well for us in these conditions for a long time. Looking
forward to having them back in these conditions.”

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