Melbourne:Australian side Victoria Bushrangers have roped in hard-hitting Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor as a last-minute replacement for Sohail Tanvir to play in the domestic Twenty20 Big Bash after the Pakistani all-rounder pulled out of the tournament due to a knee injury.
The Bushrangers signed Taylor on Friday, who will join West Indian Dwayne Bravo as Victoria's international players for the 'KFC Big Bash' T20 challenge, the Australian Associated Press reported.
Taylor is only the second international replacement for Victoria in the Big Bash.
Incidentally, Tanvir himself was a replacement for Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan, who opted out of the event due to national commitments.
Pacer Clint McKay will also join the team tomorrow after being relieved from the national team duty.
The Bushrangers face Queensland in the tournament opener at the Gabba on Monday.
Victorian squad: Cameron White (Captain), Dwayne Bravo, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Brad Hodge, Jon Holland, David Hussey, Andrew McDonald, Clint McKay, Dirk Nannes, James Pattinson, Rob Quiney, Ross Taylor, Matthew Wade.