Talking to reporters yesterday ahead of the first Test starting here today, Taylor said his team would try to put pressure on whoever replaces the two batsmen. 

Ross Taylor

“I won’t say it is going to be easy but the confidence of the group goes up not having to get Rahul and Laxman who were quality players but it gives an opportunity for youngsters,” he said. “This is a new era of NZ cricket under coach Mike Hesson,” he said.