England's Eoin Morgan remains a fitness concern for second T20 against New Zealand
England are still waiting on the fitness of Eoin Morgan ahead of the second Twenty20 international with New Zealand.
Last Updated: 12/02/13 9:47am
The 26-year-old suffered a jarred back when making a diving stop on the boundary during England's 40-run victory over the Black Caps in the first T20 on Saturday.
It was hoped the problem would recede but the Irishman was forced to sit out of practice at Hamilton's Seddon Park on Monday morning.
Morgan had looked in food nick having top-scored for the tourists with 46 from 26 balls before being replaced in the field by Joe Root in the latter stages of England's opening victory in Auckland.
Yorkshireman Root is likely to step in for Morgan if he fails to recover.
An England and Wales Cricket Board spokesman had said on Sunday the key middle-order batsman would be assessed at nets on Monday but he was unable to take any part.
Pace bowler Jade Dernbach had to have a stitch in his left forearm after being 'spiked' in fielding drills, but his availability for Tuesday's showdown was not thought to be in any doubt.
For New Zealand, former captain Ross Taylor will be back for his second match since being controversially replaced by Brendon McCullum.
After making himself unavailable for the tour of South Africa over a breakdown of communications with coach Mike Hesson, Taylor returned in Auckland but could make only 13.
"It was certainly good to have him back," said Hesson. "I think 'work in progress' is a good term.
"We're working well together and the longer we do that the better that relationship will be. But it's going to take a while before we're going out for coffee every week."