Taylor is so ridiculously close to this side it's not funny. Already a better batsman than the likes of Fleming who are also hovering. He also has about 30 more tests to his name than guys who were probably a bit better than him like Donnelly and J.F. Reid (if accounts of their batting when they played match up to the truth).
Bruce Taylor, J.F. Reid, Ross Taylor, Richard Collinge, Stephen Fleming and Ian Smith/Brendon McCullum all hovering.