New Zealand’s Mr Dependable for ages, Ross Taylor has made it clear that he won’t rule out his chances of playing the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 for the Black Caps. Taylor, 35, will be 38 years old during the 2023 World Cup.
Ross Taylor, proving his arguments to be trustworthy, put up a brilliant performance against India in the recently-concluded ODI series. He was the Man of the Series as he had smashed a century and a half-century in the three-match series. It was because of his performances that the Kiwis dominated the Men in Blue.
Playing cricket at a high level at such an age is pretty difficult. Legends of the game have failed to do so. But Taylor believes he can sustain it and bring glory for the Kiwis in the next World Cup.
Ross Taylor Opens Up On His Retirement Plans
“I guess where we are at the moment, has prolonged my career, the break. Talking about my career, I just want to feel like I am contributing and good enough to play and still loving the game. If I can tickle those boxes, age will become just a number,” Ross Taylor said.
He added, ” I still feel like I want to improve my game and still there are areas of my game where I want to improve. I still have the mindset that I can improve every day and I have got things to work on. I can’t see myself retiring anytime soon. Obviously, there will come a day when you have got to hang up your boots but as I said, as long as I am still enjoying it and good enough to be selected, on merit and hopefully, it can still go until the next world cup 2023.”
Taylor Had Expressed His Desire Of Playing In The 2023 World Cup
“I haven’t ruled it (2023 World Cup) out but I still think it’s a long way away. First and foremost I want to get to next year – the Twenty20 World Cup and then the home summer – and then I’ll have a good idea on how I’m placed at the end of next summer,” Taylor was quoted as saying by ‘stuff.co.nz’.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will take place in India. New Zealand lost its second consecutive world cup final last year when they were beaten by hosts England by way of scoring more boundaries as they game ended in a tie in regular overs and in the super over as well.