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World Cup in 2023 definitely on radar, says Ross Taylor

New Zealand’s seasoned batsman Ross Taylor on Tuesday mentioned the 2023 World Cup in India “is definitely on the radar” as he hoped to delay his profession after taking a contemporary take a look at his targets following the COVID-19 hiatus.

Taylor, 36, although admitted that it could be a problem to go on for an additional three years and log off on the mega-event.

He was talking to reporters forward of the primary T20 International towards the West Indies on November 27.

“2023 was going to be a stretch, I think, at the best of times, when it was (supposed to be held in) February and March. And now, the World Cup has been dragged out to October and November ‘23, it’s another six or seven months to hang around,” he mentioned.

“You’ve got to have short-term goals and long-term goals and the one-day World Cup is definitely on the radar. I might have to trim things back leading into that – I’m not getting any younger. It doesn’t mean I will make it, but, it’s definitely one of my goals.”

Taylor is simply 5 video games away from changing into New Zealand’s most-capped worldwide cricketer and can go previous former captain Daniel Vettori’s file of 437 caps throughout the upcoming restricted overs collection (three T20Is and two Tests) towards West Indies at house.

Since his worldwide debut in 2006, in an ODI towards West Indies in Napier, Taylor has performed 101 Tests, 232 ODIs and 100 T20Is.

“I was really happy to play one or two games for New Zealand,” he mentioned.

“I’ve still got to get there first, but my mentor, Martin Crowe, always used to say records are meant to be broken for the next guy to come beat.

“Whatever number of games I end up on, hopefully Kane (Williamson, who has 291 caps and whoever comes through can beat that and keep setting the bar higher,” Taylor mentioned.

The veteran, who was a part of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) this season, felt it wasn’t all the time straightforward to play in empty stadia and known as it “a little bit dull, almost like a warm-up game”.

“In domestic cricket, we don’t really get a lot of people, so that hasn’t felt any different.

“(From) playing in front of nobody to having the possibility of playing in front of thousands of people, I think – that’s why you want to play for, you play for your family and friends and the fans.”


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