Star New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor expects to see more cricketers ditching red ball cricket to concentrate more on limited-overs cricket.

Meanwhile, Taylor penned a deal with Nottinghamshire for the upcoming County Championship.

England opener Alex Hales signed a contract to only play limited-overs matches for Nottinghamshire. Taylor has backed the decision and expected more cricketers to follow this path.

Alex Hales Adil Rashid
Alex Hales and Adil Rashid had decided to play only the white-ball format earlier. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Especially those players who are quite sought after in the T20 format will go along that route,” he said. “Different players go through different stages throughout their careers. I talked to Alex Hales about Nottinghamshire, and he spoke highly about it. I don’t know if it will be a long-term thing for him, but I think it will become a bit more popular,” he added.

Meanwhile, Taylor will play in eight County Championship games and the entire One-Day Cup campaign.

Hales followed England team-mate Adil Rashid in opting to focus solely on white-ball cricket.

Meanwhile, the 34-year old Taylor feels this is the last chance to red-ball cricket in England. With the World Cup looming ahead, Taylor feels it will give him a good practice.

I’m not getting any younger. I’ve got a young family. My son is four, turning five next year, so this might be the last chance I get to play an extended period of red ball cricket in England,” he told the Post. “I’ve always wanted to bat in Division One, and you’ve got the World Cup in England next year, so it gives me some practice,” he added.

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