He was also withdrawn from a first-class match after the limited overs series to ensure he was fit for the first match under lights in New Zealand. "He trained well," Williamson told reporters in Auckland. "The last 10 days have been a balance of rest and recovery for someone like Ross. "That's been valuable time for him. He's feeling good, good to go, that's great news for us." Taylor scored 304 runs in the one-day series against England with two centuries, and 216 runs in three Test innings against West Indies in December.
England have lost nine of their last 11 Tests away from home. Will they change that record in the first day/night Test in New Zealand? #NZvENG PREVIEW ➡️ https://t.co/tiKo9KyVbE pic.twitter.com/6DEfWmLfkg— ICC (@ICC) March 20, 2018
Williamson said the team had adapted their training sessions to get used to the pink ball for the day-night Test but added that it would be more a case of the players learning how to deal with conditions during the match. The Eden Park match will be just the ninth day-night Test. "There is probably a danger of overcomplicating some of the finer parts of the pink ball game," Williamson said. "They have shown different characteristics within those tests and at different stages with different conditions of the ball. "It's hard to look into too much but you do want to adapt and think on your feet."
How will England fare against the triple threat of Southee, Boult and Wagner?https://t.co/NWZH6L13yz— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) March 19, 2018