Taylor looking forward to India ODIs
New Zealand may have faced the ultimate humiliation when the lost the five-match T20I series 5-0 to India, but they are now shifting their focus on the forthcoming ODI series.
Black Caps senior batsman Ross Taylor on Sunday (February 2) admitted that his side has been hurt badly by the 5-0 whitewash, but he also claimed that the team played better cricket than the results suggest
“The whole series has been a disappointment, the way we put ourselves in good positions and just were not able to capitalize. When you are up against a world-class side like India, we have played a lot worse and got better results than this,” sail Taylor.
However, Taylor believes the 50-over format is where their strength lies, and so they will be able to put up better show in the three-match ODI series and bring out results in their favour.
“We are going into a format that is one of our strengths. In ODI cricket, hopefully Kane’s shoulder is all right, new personnel and some world-class players coming back and we are looking forward,”
The first of the three-match ODI series will be played on February 5 at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
Meanwhile, though the fifth and final T20I match only produced more disappointment for his side following the seven-run defeat, it was also a very special occasion for Taylor. With this match, Taylor became the first male New Zealand cricketer to play 100 T20Is. His individual performance in this match was not that bad, as he smashed 53 on Sunday.