Ross Taylor 'Not Sure' About Playing 2021 T20 World Cup; Might Retire

Ross Taylor ‘Not Sure’ About Playing 2021 T20 World Cup; Might Retire

Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor. (Credits - Twitter)

Veteran New Zealand Ross Taylor is not sure about playing 2021 T20 World Cup and has hinted about his retirement. In the current situation, Ross Taylor is itching to return to the 22 yards after the hiatus which was enforced due to novel coronavirus pandemic. New Zealand last played international cricket against Australia in March when their ODI series was cut short due to the pandemic situation.

In the pandemic situation, New Zealand have delayed their tours to Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland and West Indies with some of their players looking to resume cricket with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which is slated to take place in August.

Ross Taylor, 100 Tests, New Zealand vs India 2020
Ross Taylor will play his 100th Tests in Wellington. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Taylor became the first New Zealand cricketer to feature in 100 T20Is. In the recent times he has batted in the middle-order mostly for his national team. The 37-year-old however, has shown doubt about his future and said that he is not sure if he will play for New Zealand in the 2021 T20 World Cup.

“Oh! Not sure,” Taylor told ESPNcricinfo in a video interview from Trinidad where he will be based for a month to play in the CPL 2020, playing for Guyana Amazon Warriors. “As you get older, things slow down a little bit, but your training and experience and your mind become even more important.”

New Zealand vs India 2019, Ross Taylor
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The veteran will be next seen in action in the CPL 2020. He has been granted permission to participate in the CPL.

The tournament will run from August 18 to September 10. The entire tournament will be held in two venues at Trinidad and Tobago without any crowd. Meanwhile, the decision on 2020 T20 World Cup is slated to take place this week.